What does aged whiskey taste like?
A good aged whiskey will give off aromas of soft, smoky oak, as well as vanilla. The sweetness from the vanilla continues through the finish while simultaneously leaving a lingering woodiness on the palate. Sweetness is one of the core characteristics of what is considered a “wheated” whiskey.
How is aged whiskey made?
Grain Bill: 40% Corn, 20% Oats, 20% Wheat, 20% Malted Barley
First, Over 800 pounds of grain are loaded into the Dogmaster distillery’s mash turn. Hot water is then added and recirculated through the grain to convert the grains natural starches into simple sugars.
The resulting grain sugar wash is then transferred into one of the distillery’s fermenting vessels. A specially selected Whiskey yeast is added to the wash for fermentation. Once fermentation is complete, the Whiskey is distilled around 150 Proof.
The Whiskey is then proofed down to 125 proof and stored in a new, small format, heavily charred 30 gallon Missouri White Oak Barrel for approximately six months. The Whiskey is then proofed down with Spring Water to where it is bottled at 90 Proof.