Doc Swinson's Alter Ego Sherry & Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Tennessee
  • Distillery Doc Swinson's
  • Style American Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 47.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • rich
  • spicy
  • honey
  • citrus
  • leather
  • smooth
  • light
  • oak
  • creamy

Doc Swinson's

Alter Ego Sherry & Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 47.9%)

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A complex finishing process makes for a complex dram.

What began with only a small batch of bourbon barrels is today a unique collection of American Whiskies. There are still only 4 employees at Doc Swinson's but their dedication to perfection is enough for their Washington facility to keep winning accolades at the New York International Spirits Competition, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and the SIP awards. Oh, and they release every one of their highly limited small batches at cask strength, letting you taste them in their full-blown glory.

Doc Swinson's Alter Ego Sherry & Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey is what happens when you've spent years experimenting with cask finishing and you know exactly what you're doing. It’s crafted from a blend of 2 straight bourbons from MGPI in Indiana – one with a 21% rye and the other 36% mash bill. It was aged for 5-6 years in new charred American oak before being blended and finished in three special casks: two types of sherry buts – PX and Oloroso – as well as fresh cognac puncheons. There, the bourbons were finished for 3 months before their 1-month long marriage in cognac foeders. You can expect a smooth and light dance of honey, oak, and leather flavors.
 

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Tennessee
  • Distillery Doc Swinson's
  • Style American Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 47.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Orange

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich and spicy with honey, citrus and leather aromas.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and light with flavors of honey, oak, and leather.

Finish
Complex and long.

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  • rich
  • spicy
  • honey
  • citrus
  • leather
  • smooth
  • light
  • oak
  • creamy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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