Doc Swinson's Exploratory Cask Series: French Toasted
Resting your spirits in additional new or used oak of different origins can help balance, intensify, and mellow or savor the spirit in ways we may have never tasted before. This is the first release of our double oak whiskey line, and with the intention to focus on French oak, we selected casks often found in the maturation of some of the best wines in the world. Nestled in the heart of Cognac, France, Taransaud Cooperages is well known for high-quality and limited-production oak casks. Starting with trees from the famed Troncaise forest and seasoning the oak for no less than 36 months causes these barrels to have a subtle focus on minerality, and a boldness of sweet and spicy notes that complement our bourbon extremely well. We find this to be an excellent Fall spirit. Dark chocolate, stone fruits with toasted notes of vanilla, clove, and baked apple bread.