About – Handcrafted from a single fermentation in small batches, Chattanooga Whiskey 111 Cask is the unfiltered, barrel strength expression of our signature Tennessee High Malt. By omitting the traditional filtration process, Cask 111 is able to retain every bit of flavor and complexity from the rich ingredients and long maturation process. Chattanooga Cask 111 carries an age statement of greater than 2 years and costs around $40.
Nose – Sweet butterscotch and what reminds me of rum raisin or fruit cake. A malty backbone that gives it a unique nose profile.
Palate – Very sweet. I am just being hit with loads of caramel, butterscotch, and honey. The raising from the noses is here along with vanilla. A quick blast of cinnamon / nutmeg spice at the beginning of a long finish that turns sweet and leaves the tongue tingling.
Score – B+
Verdict – I really didn’t expect to like this as much as I did. It is a fairly local product to me, and I have passed it over on numerous occasions. It is for sure a dessert whiskey. I would go as far to call it decadently sweet, but somehow not out of balance. Despite the low age statement I don’t really get any indication of youth. Tasting blind there is no way I would guess how young it is. Do yourself a favor and go buy a bottle.