Whiskey Network Review #204| /r/Bourbon Review #114: Barton 1792 Full Proof, 123pf
The Schtick: This is Barton’s 1792 line of bourbons and this is their 2016 “maybe sorta a little limited but we hope people go full LE fever over this release” bourbon.
Nose: Caramel, dough, spicy clove. Mildly vegetal but mostly funky and corn heavy sweetness. Some thick caramel. Musty notes.
Taste: Sweet and fruity – lots of banana and toffee and caramel. Young roughness – some strawberry and a whop of burn. It’s hot, even for its proof and although a load of more caramel comes in to see it off, I can’t help but hope for the finish to save this dram.
Finish: Long and very sweet, particularly in the fruity caramel dimension. Also very hot. I’m not sure if this is a hot mess or not but it really isn’t quite as good as the nose was leading me to believe.
Overall: I wanted to like this but just like all of the other 1792 releases I’ve had (including their core small batch) have left me thinking 1792 could have just done a little better.
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