Fugitives goal is always very simple: “Make the best whiskey and be true to Tennessee.” For Tennessee Waltz Tennessee Bourbon we wanted to make a traditional style American whiskey that resonated with expectations, and then surpassed them. We are pleased to take you to the Ball.
To make Tennessee Waltz Tennessee Bourbon we took a high craft approach when developing this traditional style for Fugitives. Beginning with local heirloom grain raised sustainably and mash bills that are corn/rye/malted barley, we choose 5 barrels at a time across ages of two mash bills and then combine those and finish with a pass through our sugar maple charcoal into a slow dance of exquisite delight, and that’s the Tennessee Waltz. There are slight variations to the batches, but a consistency of profile approach. The nose has a mellow smoked butterscotch note with a hint of oak. The threshold has a pronounced rye and baking spice flavor folded into a bread pudding. Tennessee Waltz does a dance that is familiar and wonderful. It’s like seeing an old friend that takes your heart away anew.