Dorado - Spirit of the Southwest

Distiller’s Cut Batch Notes

Distiller’s Cut is an exercise in the art of blending by utilizing varying malts, cask types and finishing methods, all to showcase cask strength single malt whiskey.

Below are the detailed tasting notes of each batch.


Batch 19-2

57.7% ABV / 115.4 PROOF

Tasting Notes:

  • Cognac Cask Finish

  • Flowers & Honey

  • Golden Fruit

  • Cereal Grain

Our most limited batch of Distiller's Cut to date, the 19-2 utilizes our first cognac cask-finished whiskies. This nuanced blend features notes of delicate white flowers & honey on the nose that carry through to a bright but profound palate of golden fruit and cereal grain.

Batch 19-1

60.15% ABV / 120.3 PROOF

Tasting Notes:

  • Madeira Finish

  • Stony Minerality

  • Baked Shortbread

  • Candied Dates

A blend of nearly 100% ex-madeira cask-finished whiskey, the depth and complexity of this elegant release is shown through notes of baked shortbread, candied dates, and stony minerality.

Batch 18-2

58.2% ABV / 116.4 PROOF

Tasting Notes:

  • Calvados Finish

  • Yellow Delicious Apples

  • Candied Orange

  • Spun Caramel

  • Cereal Grain

Our most experimental blend to date, yielded stunning results with our ex-Calvados finish casks starring in this release. Notes of ripe yellow delicious apples and candied orange give way to a rich palate of spun caramel and cereal grain.

Batch 18-1

60.25% ABV / 120.5 PROOF

Tasting Notes:

  • Bourbon Finish

  • Smoked Madagascar Vanilla

  • Dried Apricot

Our third release of Distiller’s Cut features a blend of whiskey finished in ex-bourbon casks. Our most robust blend to date, this release prominently features notes of smoked Madagascar Vanilla, followed by dried apricot.

Batch 17-2

59.05% ABV / 118.1 PROOF

Tasting Notes:

  • Madeira Finish

  • Red Currant

  • Roasted Hazelnuts

  • Toffee

Our second release of Distiller’s Cut benefits from a madeira cask-finished whiskey, imparting notes of red currant, roasted hazelnuts, and toffee on the final blend and is the first Distiller’s Cut to utilize a special cask finish.

Batch 17-1

59.75% ABV / 119.5 PROOF

Tasting Notes:

  • Bright Citrus

  • Burnt Sugar

  • Sassafras

A unique blend of our mesquite-smoked barley malt and our classic barley malt, our first release of Distiller’s Cut offers a bouquet of bright citrus and burnt sugar, giving way to sassafras and baking spice on the palate.