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Doc Swinson’s

Doc Swinson’s
5 Year Exploratory Cask El Cuerpo Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 57%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80

Doc Swinson’s
5 Year Exploratory Cask El Cuerpo Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 57%
Amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of honey-roasted coconut, smoked chocolate peanut brittle, and dried fruit compote with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long finish with notes of chocolate orange peels, apricot marmalade on dark rye toast, and roasted bananas and leafs. A nicely compacted high-proof Bourbon that bursts with flavor upon the addition of water; a great nightcap.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: honey-roasted coconut, smoked chocolate peanut brittle, and dried fruit compote
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate orange peels, apricot marmalade on dark rye toast, and roasted bananas and leafs
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: with drops of water, with cigars and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely compacted high-proof Bourbon that bursts with flavor upon the addition of water; a great nightcap.

The Producer

Distillers Way LLC

The Producer

Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
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.

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.