Tasting Notes for 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Nose: Buttery warmth up front, followed by black pepper and Sesame Snaps. Soft smoky hints of charred oak and cinnamon.
Palate: Runny caramel, clove, cardamom, corn grilled on a BBQ, peanut brittle and spicy rye.
Finish: A little hint of cinnamon and citrus on the finish.
Winner of World's Best Whisky in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible in 2020. If that doesn't impress you, then no point reading on! That being said, this is bottled at cask strength of 62.5% so it isn't for everyone, but if you can get past the alcohol to the depth of flavours beneath, then you're in for a treat.
Here's what the distillery says:
Bourbon insiders have long acknowledged that full proof bourbon has a distinguished and rich flavor. This bourbon underwent a distinct filtering process,forgoing the typical chill filtration and passing only through a plate and frame filter. This allowed the bourbon to maintain a robust proof for bottling, as well as a full, rich and bold flavor. Bottled at its original 125 barrel entry proof, just as it was years ago when the barrels were first filled, 1792 Full Proof Bourbon is exceptionally distinct.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible: World's Best Whisky - 2020
We're not going to add any more. If you're not impressed by the World's Best Whisky award, there's nothing we could possibly write to impress you further!
Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands which is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 (I can't be the only one who was sure this was going to say 1792) and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring. Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery, and is named for the year Kentucky became a state. The Distillery has garnered a number of prestigious awards for its whiskies, including its 1792 Full Proof, which was named the World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray Whiskey Bible 2020.”
Producer Barton 1792 Distillery Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Age No Age Statement Volume 75CL ABV 62.5%