Swift Single Malt Texas Whiskey

American Single Malt

Swift // Texas, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    4.17
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 28 )

This is the first product from the Swift Distillery in Dripping Springs, Texas. This central Texas single malt is produced using 100% Scottish two-row malted barley and is mashed, fermented, distilled and bottled on site. It is double-distilled in copper pot-stills and ages initially in lightly charred ex-Kentucky bourbon barrels. The whiskey is then transferred to ex-oloroso sherry butts to finish aging before bottling.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • American Single Malt
    Made in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
  • Cask Type
    lightly charred ex-Kentucky bourbon barrels, ex-oloroso sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"The aromatics are full of sweet malt, apples, honey, and a touch of wool. Red berries come through on the palate as does a small touch of vanilla. Continued smells and tastes brought a beer-y quality out, this is a young whiskey after all, but the red fruits blend well here. The finish isn't extraordinarily long, but is more than acceptable. Job well done on their first whiskey."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet