Founded by music legend, Neil Giraldo, Three Chord celebrates creativity, community, and tradition by bringing together the
award-winning musician and producer’s love of whiskey and music with his passion for conversations with family and friends.
Inspired by the simplicity yet infinite expressions of the three chord progression — the foundation of the blues — Neil
collaborated with master blender and distiller, Ari Sussman, to bring together notes from a variety of whiskies to create
products with distinctive flavor profiles that balances simplicity and complexity in perfect harmony.
The Three Chord flagship small batch is bottled at an easy-drinking 81 proof, featuring up to 12 year old whiskies from Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee to create a smooth, aromatic and versatile bourbon whiskey. Our secondary, controlled, wood-charring process reintroduces compounds to create its maple syrup, caramel, and vanilla character. Integrating the additional toasted White American Oak staves brings depth of flavor and a hint of smokiness. We bottle our 100% blended bourbon 250 gallons at a time for a consistent flavor profile and quality taste. Perfect for cocktails, highballs, or neat.
Appearance: Clear, dark mahogany-pretzel
Nose: Maple syrup, caramel and vanilla
Palate: Complex, grassy, slightly sweet with hints of spice that gives way to a light citrus fruit and a mild charred oak
Finish: A refined and lingering, honeycomb finish, with a mild hug
Drier and spicier than most whiskey, Three Chord Amplify Rye offers an array of flavors and aromas not present in bourbon. Three Chord Amplify Rye features the grain-forward (almost grassy) character of young Kentucky rye and more refined, deeper flavors of older Indiana rye.
The two whiskies are blended in a large tank before re-barreling for 2-6 months. At 95 proof, Amplify Rye expresses a remarkable depth of rye character that offers complexity, elegance, and balance.
Appearance: Clear and rich, chestnut color
Nose: Floral and citrus notes with hints of black cherry and rye
Palate: Our signature rye is chewy and complex with an unexpected sweetness in the front of your pallet, balanced by the spiciness of the rye in the back. Bold citrus peel, black pepper and mild clove with hints black cherry
Finish: Three Chord finishes with a silky mouth feel, herbaceous mint, and a mild pleasing hug
Strange Collaboration is a blend of Kentucky Straight bourbon (aged between 2-6 yrs.), selected for low fusel oil content and light body, finished for 3 months in Strange Family French Oak pinot noir casks, and bottled at 99 proof. The result is a unique expression of bourbon — high-proof, light body with a hint of pinot noir on the nose and finish. Perfect to be enjoyed neat or in a cocktail.
Appearance: Clear and rich, glaze doughnut color
Nose: Fresh corn sweetness with hints of cherry, raspberry and plum
Palate: Our Pinot Noir finished Kentucky straight bourbon is fresh and
complex. Sweet with a light caramel, vanilla character and hints of clove and
Finish: Silky mouth feel, subtle Pinot Noir notes and a mild hug
Our small batch Tennessee Straight Whiskey is light yet flavorful, distilled and aged at least 36 months. Using the maple charcoal filtration process, we have refined the whiskey to a “Perfectly Tuned Taste.” Just as a three-chord progression is at the foundation of great music, Three Chord Tennessee Straight Whiskey is at the heart of a great spirit.
Appearance: Rich amber, patinated copper
Nose: Dark sugar, light smoke, vanilla bean, bananas foster
Palate: Robust oak, light smoke, caramel, fire cooked corn cakes, baked red apple
Finish: Medium length, light spice, clean, very smooth