Chattanooga Whiskey today announced the newest release in their award-winning Experimental Single Batch Series: Batch 036: Herbal Infused.
Inspired by the traditional kräuterlikörs of Germany, this experimental bourbon liqueur combines a German-malt-laden mashbill with an infusion of über-traditional botanicals, including star anise, ginseng, bilberry, and sarsaparilla.
“Since it began in 2017, our Experimental Series has been something of a playground for our distilling team – allowing them to explore traditional and lesser known spirit styles from around the world. Batch 036: Herbal Infused explores a very underappreciated German style of liqueur and reimagines it through our Tennessee High Malt lens. The result beautifully balances both tradition and experimentation, taking a world class style to another level.” - Grant McCracken, Chief Product Officer.
As with their previous liqueurs, Batch 036 was crafted from a base of the company’s trademarked Tennessee High Malt Whiskey – which in this case contained a variety of German specialty malts, including pale wheat malt and chocolate malt – infused with 100% real botanical ingredients. After aging in single use bourbon barrels for an entire year, dark candi syrup was blended into the spirit before being bottled in a green bottle, symbolic of the German herbal liqueur style.
“Every one of our liqueurs uses 100% real whiskey and real ingredients, but Herbal Infused takes this approach to another level – infusing 14 different botanicals in multiple "waves," each one for different periods of time. This approach pulls the best characteristics from every ingredient – carefully layering each botanical flavor on top of the next.” - Grant McCracken, Chief Product Officer.
Batch 036: Herbal Infused will be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery at $49.99 for a 750ml bottle, and available online for shipping to select states on Seelbachs.com. Bottled at 81 proof, expect notes of root beer float, black licorice, blueberry preserves, and chocolate mint, with a woody ginseng finish. Enjoy chilled alongside a traditional German beer or as a digestif.