Chattanooga Whiskey announced its latest offering: the Founder’s 12th Anniversary Blend. 

Curated annually by Founder Tim Piersant, this special edition whiskey pays homage to Chattanooga Whiskey’s past, present, and future, it says.

“Our annual Founder’s release began as a passion project for myself and our amazing team of talented distillers to commemorate and reflect on where we started, where we are now, and where we are going,” Piersant said in a statement. “The 12th Anniversary Blend leans most heavily on our solid foundation of Barrel 91 (the present), with a moderately heavy influence of Infinity (the future), and a lighter influence of 1816 (the past). I believe these percentages appropriately represent how we are inspired by our past, present, and future.”

This year's blend is comprised of the following:

1816 (12%): Representing the company’s storied “Past,” 1816 is the smallest of the company’s three solera barrels, and holds their original founding recipe, originally launched in 2012. Now a relic of the Chattanooga Whiskey story, 1816 was Chattanooga’s first whiskey since Prohibition, and worked alongside the company’s Vote Whiskey campaign to help change century-old Prohibition laws for dozens of counties across Tennessee, it notes. Aged between four and six years, this traditional high rye bourbon contributes a classic woody, lightly spicy bourbon character to the blend, it says.

Barrel 91 (60%): Signifying the company’s “Present,” the largest of the three solera barrels is filled with Chattanooga Whiskey’s signature Tennessee High Malt recipe: Barrel 91. Born from their Experimental Distillery’s 91st barrel created, this recipe was developed over two years of experimentation and is built on a foundation of three specialty roasted and toasted malted grains, the company says. Pulling richness and depth from every step of the process, this solera component brings a classic high malt depth and complexity to the blend, it adds.

Infinity Barrel (28%): Symbolizing the company’s “Future,” the ornately designed Infinity solera barrel is filled with an innovative blend of malt and rye malt whiskeys from Chattanooga Whiskey’s Experimental and Riverfront Distilleries, it says. This year’s blend welcomes six new mash bills to the barrel, including the subtle addition of a cherry wood smoked “Danko” rye malt whiskey, it notes. Aged between three and seven years, this evolving blend of innovative recipes brings a dynamic array of dark fruit and spice flavors to the final whiskey, it adds.

“Tasted on their own, the whiskey from each solera barrel is wildly different from the other,” said Grant McCracken, founding distiller and chief product officer, in a statement. “From the traditional essence of 1816, to the high-malt heritage of 91, to the expressive and ever-changing Infinity, each barrel not only showcases the range of styles inherent to whiskey making, but also provides a range of options for blending.”

Founder’s Anniversary Blend is a recurring release and changes every year to highlight each solera’s ever-evolving impact to the final blend. This year’s release boasts notes of blackberry cobbler, candied ginger, cream soda, red velvet cake and oatmeal raisin cookie.

Packaged in a 750-ml bottle, Founder’s 12th Anniversary Blend is available on shelves in select states for $59.99. Limited quantities also are available online at for shipping to select states.