Month: October 2018

1792 Full Proof: A Short Case Study

Howdy folks, t8ke here. As you know by this point, I like to wrap up series with a word or two. Even though this series was a bit shorter than the last couple mega series I’ve done this year (Knob Creek Rodeo, Craft Whiskey Crackdown ), I still felt it was worth it to see how the series went and get, and give, some feedback.

Overall, I tried 6 different Full Proof single barrel selections done by various stores and groups. If you’ve been sleeping, 1792 Full Proof is typically a batched bourbon, that is touted as full proof.

Review #935 – Sipsmith London Dry Gin

This is a London dry style gin produced by Sipsmith in England. Sipsmith releases a portfolio of products that is both wide, and interesting, although very little of it sees distribution to my slice of the Midwest. I am told that is changing soon, but I haven’t seen a ton hit the shelves yet. Anyways, this is made in the traditional style, via pot still, in very small batches according to Sipsmith.

Review #934 – 1792 Full Proof, Miami Bourbon Society Selection

1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn’t a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I’m comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.

This is day 6 in my short series investigating various 1792 Full Proof Selections. This is the final entry.

Review #933 – Black Friar Distillery: Plymouth Gin

​Review #933 | Gin Review #6 – Black Friar Distillery Plymouth Gin The Schtick: A gin distilled using a blend of seven exotic botanicals, water sourced from Dartmoor and grains. Distiller: Black Friar Distillery (Plymouth) Bottler: Black Friar Distillery (Plymouth) ABV: 41.2% ABV Nose: Juniper, soft floral notes, vanilla butter cream, faint orange peel. Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Light …

Review #932 – 1792 Full Proof, Rural Inn Selection, Summer 2016

This is day 5 in my short series investigating various 1792 Full Proof Selections.

1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn’t a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I’m comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.

Review #931 – Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin

“Barr Hill Gin is our ode to the hardworking bees of the Northeast. Each batch is distilled in our custom-built botanical extraction still. The juniper-forward botanicals are brought to a perfect balance by the floral depth of the raw honey. The results are distinctive and unparalleled. How do we extract such complexity from simple raw materials? Our secrets are kept in the hive.” – Caledonia Website

Review #930 – 1792 Full Proof, Big Red Liquors Selection (Summer 2017)

1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn’t a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I’m comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.

Review #929 – Ron Relicario Dominicano Supremo

This was a bottle that I tried blind and I reviewed live on the Whiskey Network Discord server, then got the reveal in order to fill in relevant details here.

This is a blend of 10 to 15 year old rums distilled and bottled in the Dominican Republic. They are not particularly great at explaining anything about their distilling process, or their distilling history, or whether or not they dose and color their products, so that’s about par for some courses here.

Review #928 – 1792 Full Proof, Maryland Farms #2 Selection

1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn’t a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I’m comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.