1792 Small Batch Bourbon
1792 Small Batch Bourbon Its unique rye-heavy mash bill results in a whiskey that’s full-bodied, complex, and spicy, without being too sweet, and the spirit won a Gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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Distillery Information and tasty note
Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and denys today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Situated in heart of bourbon country on 196 acres, the Distillery boasts 29 barrel aging warehouses, 22 other buildings including an impressive still house, and the legendary Tom Moore Spring. Named in honor of the year Kentucky joined the United States, Barton 1792 offers three tours of the Distillery: the Barton Tradition Tour, the Bushel to Bottle Tour, and the 1792 Estate Tour.
1792 Small Batch Review
Oak staves. Rye spice. Grassy and herbal. Spicy caramel. Vanilla. Sweet and fresh mint. Young leather, like a brand new leather chair. A bit of melon. Dried apples. A little astringent, but otherwise enjoyable.
Bright and fresh, which is something I don’t find in many bourbons. Minty, grassy, and floral. Toasted oak. Dark caramel. Dark chocolate. Rather fruity, with dried tropical fruits and fruit flavored hard candy (Jolly Ranchers). A touch of clove. Medium-bodied, with a decently creamy and oily mouthfeel. Quite tasty stuff.
Fairly long. Andes chocolate mints. Stone fruits. Melon. Caramel. A rustic sort of vanilla.
Super solid, unique, and eminently drinkable. The flavor profile is distinctly 1792. Barton, like Buffalo Trace, doesn’t publish their mash bill, but it’s believed that they use about 15% rye in their standard bourbon recipe, which is pretty middle of the road rye content. But that 15% rye really shines. Lots of fresh rye notes, with the floral and minty aspects really working well here. In terms of profile, 1792 Small Batch most closely reminds me of Buffalo Trace bourbon, but better. Seriously better.
One of the absolute best values in the whiskey world right now, and it’s easy to find. Hopefully, it stays that way. This makes for a terrific daily pour.