There are unique approaches to whiskey making across the world. And to create their Double Barrel Whiskey, Hanson employs several. Each small batch begins with four distinct malted barleys that undergo Scottish and Japanese techniques during distillation. The whiskey is then aged in ex-bourbon barrels for four years to impart vanilla and oak notes. The next stage of maturation takes place in a variety of additional barrels that includes Spanish Oloroso sherry casks for added sweetness. The result is an approachable dram that's bottled at 100 proof in good-looking, tall lean bottles.