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 3 in my short series investigating various 1792 Full Proof Selections.
Distiller: 1792 (Barton)
Bottler: 1792 (Barton)
ABV: 62.5% ABV
Nose: Waffle cone, clove, honey, light melon. Lots of rich toffee, like butterscotch on a vanilla sundae. Definitely some ethanol in here, though.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Mild heat. Lots of oak, pepper, tobacco and butterscotch here. Nice oak structure, not too dry and not absent. Vanilla, light melon, almost some cherry as well. Rich and fruity, lots of sweetness with just a touch of tobacco.
Finish: Long, sweet, lots of caramel. Really vibrant luxardo cherry note, with butterscotch on the side. Some drying oak, faint musty tobacco.
Overall: Damn, this is really, really impressive. A great selection, showcasing flavors I generally don’t expect from 1792 Full Proof. A winner for sure.
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Other Barton Expressions I Have Reviewed:
- Review #926 — 1792 Full Proof, MC’s Package Store Selection
- Review #924 — 1792 Full Proof, DEP’s Selection
- 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