Doc Swinson's Alter Ego Triple Cask Bourbon Whiskey is a unique bourbon finished in sherry and cognac casks. We borrowed and twisted many of these techniques to produce Doc’s Alter Ego Bourbon. Our goal was to take good whiskies, blend them together and see how we could enhance these blends as well as maintain the flavor of the whiskey itself. After years of finishing whiskies in a variety of casks, we believe we have struck success using Olorosso Sherry, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, and Cognac casks from a number of curated producers.
Whether accentuating or layering in characteristics, we believe these techniques enhance the spirit and still focuses on the bourbon. These casks allow the delicate characteristics of past occupants to mingle and marry with the smooth yet bold aspects of Doc’s Straight Bourbons. Each release is then meticulously blended and married in ex-Cognac Foeders prior to bottling. Our finishing and blending techniques impart a dry nuttiness, subtle sweetness, and an extended finish to an already great whiskey, while still allowing the bourbon to shine.
2022 AWARDS: DOUBLE GOLD, Cigar and Spirits Magazine · DOUBLE GOLD, New York International Spirits Competition, GOLD, Denver International Spirits Competition · GOLD, Ascot Awards · SILVER, San Francisco World Spirits Competition · DOUBLE GOLD, SIP Awards · GOLD 93 points, Beverage Tasting Institute · SILVER, Great American International Spirits Competition
2021 AWARDS: BEST OF CLASS, 95 points - Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition · 93 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge · SILVER 88 points - Beverage Tasting Institute · GOLD - Great American International Spirits Competition · SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition · SILVER 93 points, New York International Spirits Competition · PLATINUM - Sip Awards
2020 AWARDS: DOUBLE GOLD, 95 points - Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition · 94 points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge · SILVER - San Francisco World Spirits Competition · GOLD 93 points - Beverage Tasting Institute