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.
- Day 1, 1792 Full Proof DEP Selection
- Day 2, 1792 Full Proof MC’s Package Store Selection
- Day 3, 1792 Full Proof Maryland Farms #2 Selection
Distiller: 1792 (Barton)
Bottler: 1792 (Barton)
ABV: 62.5% ABV
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!
Other 1792 (Barton) Expressions I Have Reviewed:
- Review #928 — 1792 Full Proof, Maryland Farms #2 Selection
- 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