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Doc Swinson’s

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

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 55.4%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80

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

Category: Cask-Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 55.4%
Dark amber color. Roasted aromas of chocolate toffee and banana bread, chicory coffee with carob pod, garlic dill pickle, and polished teak with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, appealing, long raisin compote with creme anglaise, honeyed mint tea, and rum fruit cake finish. A precisely balanced cask-finished Bourbon with lovely layers of sweet grain, spice, mint and caramel flavors and a gentle, warming finish.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Spicy & Rich
Aroma Aroma: chocolate toffee and banana bread, chicory coffee with carob pod, garlic dill pickle, and polished teak
Taste Flavor: raisin compote with creme anglaise, honeyed mint tea, and rum fruit cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A precisely balanced cask-finished Bourbon with lovely layers of sweet grain, spice, mint and caramel flavors and a gentle, warming finish.

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.