The Schtick: 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 1 of a shorter, new, series I am doing that will look at 6-8 Full Proof Expressions from 1792 (Barton).
Distiller: 1792 (Barton)
Bottler: 1792 (Barton)
ABV: 62.5% ABV
Nose: Honey, clove, orange peel. Caramel, toffee, light ethanol. Light cornbread.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Lead with waffle cone, light nutty caramel. lots of tobacco, pepper, and some rich fruits like prune, date and cherry. Lots of oak at the end.
Finish: Medium in length, dry and oaky with a nice orange body. Some pepper, lots of cocoa.
Overall: This was really interesting, and all over the map in a very off profile way for most bourbon. I enjoyed it a lot, but it may be too dry for some.
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Other Barton Releases I Have Reviewed:
- Review #511. 1792 Port Finish
- Review #260. 1792 Sweet Wheat
- Review #204. 1792 Full Proof
- Review #186. Very Old Barton Bottled In Bond 1990
- Review #136. Very Old Barton BiB