Chattanooga Whiskey Announces White Port Cask Finished


February 9, 2024

Chattanooga Whiskey White Port Cask Finish square

Chattanooga Whiskey announced the latest release in its Barrel Finishing Series: White Port Cask Finished. This release marks the independent distillery’s fourth offering in the limited-edition series, an annual release that celebrates the union of Chattanooga Whiskey’s unique Tennessee High Malt style with a variety of classic finishing casks.  

“Since our Barrel Finishing Series began in 2021, our goal has always been the same: enhance the character of both the whiskey and the finishing cask,” Grant McCracken, Chief Product Officer, said. “To do that, our team gets specific. Instead of using just one mash bill, we pull from our wide library of recipes that can speak specifically to the character of the finishing cask; and instead of using finishing barrels from a large area, we select barrels from very specific regions with their own unique terroir.”

For this fourth series release, Chattanooga Whiskey revisited the famous port style – this time selecting white port casks from the Carrazeda de Ansiães region of the Douro Valley. Known for its high growing elevations and steep inclines, this small growing region within the Douro Valley yields ports with rich and fruity aromatic complexity.

To highlight and enhance the qualities of these finishing barrels, a custom blend was created of three bourbon mash bills, including a wheated bourbon recipe containing three varieties of toasted and roasted wheat malts.  

Aged for over five years, including two years in the white port casks, Chattanooga Whiskey’s White Port Cask Finished highlights the best of both whiskey and wine. 

White Port Cask Finished will be available at the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery on Feb. 9, 2024, and on shelves in select states (TN, GA, LA, SC, KY, FL, TX, IL, IN, and WI) in February at $59.99 for a 750ml  bottle. Limited quantities will also be available online for shipping to select states on in late February.