Chattanooga Whiskey announces the release of the 2018 Native Whiskey Series, an annual collaborative series of beer barrel finished bourbons.
The Native Series features a collaborative partnership with local breweries, seven located in Chattanooga and one in Atlanta, to create eight unique stout finished whiskeys. The Native process begins by sending single-use 1816 barrels to the partner breweries to age their unique beers. Once sufficiently aged, the barrels are returned and refilled again with 1816 Reserve bourbon whiskey for a final beer barrel finish. The results are greater than the sum of its parts—showcasing new layers of complexity and complementary flavors to award winning 1816 Reserve.
Depending on the batch, 1816 Reserve is finished in stout barrels between two and four months. Brewery Partners and Barrel Finish Style:
Heaven & Ale – Crème Brûlée Milk Stout
OddStory – Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout
Terminal Brewhouse – Mocha Stout
Big River – Imperial Coffee Stout
Hutton & Smith – Imperial Stout
Chattanooga Brewing – Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Moccasin Bend Brewing – American Stout
Three Taverns Craft Brewery – Imperial Milk Stout
Bottled at 100 proof, The Native Series will release for distribution in Tennessee and Georgia with an SRP of $39.99. To celebrate the release, Chattanooga Whiskey will host the 2018 Barrel Bash on Saturday, November 3 at the Chattanooga Whiskey Riverfront Distillery, 890 Riverfront Parkway, from 11:00am – 4:00pm. This family friendly event is open to the public and will feature the Native Whiskey series, barrel aged beers from each brewery, live entertainment, food trucks, and more. 10 percent of all proceeds from Barrel Bash will go to The Tennessee River Gorge Trust, a conservation nonprofit that protects 17,000 acres in the Tennessee River Gorge.