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Doc Swinson’s

Doc Swinson’s
5 Year Old Exploratory Cask Garryana Cask-Finished Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 54.4%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80

Doc Swinson’s
5 Year Old Exploratory Cask Garryana Cask-Finished Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 54.4%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramel bonbon, garrets cheese and caramel corn, banana-cherry rum cake, and tira misu with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long finish with elements of coconut and berry custard pies, currants, sandalwood, and raspberries and raspberry leaf. A rich and chewy, Rum-accented Bourbon with fine balance and integration of wood and spirit.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: caramel bonbon, garrets cheese and caramel corn, banana-cherry rum cake, and tira misu
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of coconut and berry custard pies, currants, sandalwood, and raspberries and raspberry leaf
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Hot Buttered Rum, Old Cuban, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and chewy, Rum-accented Bourbon with fine balance and integration of wood and spirit.

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
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.