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Doc Swinson’s

Doc Swinson’s
5 Year Alter Ego Triple Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47.9%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75

Doc Swinson’s
5 Year Alter Ego Triple Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 47.9%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of buttercream on pound cake, peppered maple syrup, vanilla custard cone, and straw with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish that shows notes of spiced chocolate toffee, honey roasted corn, and minerals. A nice ’all-purpose’ Bourbon with a round and warming personality.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: buttercream on pound cake, peppered maple syrup, vanilla custard cone, and straw
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced chocolate toffee, honey roasted corn, and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice 'all-purpose' Bourbon with a round and warming personality.

The Producer

Distillers Way LLC

The Producer

Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
A Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey will undergo additional maturation in one or more barrels, the previous contents of which contribute to the aromas and flavors of the final product. Examples include but are not limited to used Rum, Cognac, Port, Sherry, Madeira, Stout, and maple barrels.

Bourbon Whisky must contain a minimum of 51% corn, be produced in the United States, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and be aged in new charred oak barrels; 'straight' bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years, although in practice virtually all straight whiskies are aged at least four years. Any bourbon, or any other domestic or imported whiskey, for that matter, that has been aged less than four years must contain an age statement on the label. Small Batch Bourbons are bourbons that bottled from a small group of specially selected barrels that are blended together. It should be noted though that each distiller has their own interpretation of what constitutes a "small batch." Single Barrel Bourbon is bourbon from one specifically chosen cask.