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

Review #930 | Bourbon Review #491 – 1792 Full Proof, Big Red Liquors Selection, Summer 2017

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 4 in my short series investigating various 1792 Full Proof Selections.

Distiller: 1792 (Barton)

Bottler: 1792 (Barton)

ABV: 62.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Rich honey, guava, cinnamon and clove. Lots of vanilla here. Ethanol, passion fruit, light tobacco. Overall, leaning towards fruits and spicy.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Very evident proof here. Lots of ethanol burn, passion fruit and oak. Rich honey, some cocoa, some pepper. If I was drinking this blind, I would swear that it was an Eagle Rare 10yr store pick at cask strength.

Finish: Long, hot and oaky. Some toffee and caramel here, more syrupy fruit and a final sting of ethanol.

Overall: I enjoyed this but ultimately found it significantly hotter than the other selections. It’s also wildly off profile, but in a good way. At least a way I enjoyed, as I’m really a fan of Eagle Rare and this mimicked that profile in a strangely enjoyable way.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

Other 1792 (Barton) Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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