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Review #150 Thomas S. Moore Cabernet Sauvignon Finish

Distillery: Barton 1792

Proof: 95.3

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Undisclosed

BACKGROUND: In December 2020, Barton 1792 distillery announced the new limited release of the Thomas S Moore cask finished series that would hit the shelves early 2021. The Thomas S. Moore series is a nod to Barton 1792's founder, Mr. Thomas S. Moore who built the distillery in 1889. The Thomas S. Moore cask finished series includes a port finished bourbon, cabernet finished bourbon, and most uniquely, a chardonnay finished bourbon. According to the press release, Barton 1792 plans to continue to release the Thomas S. Moore Series in the future. Cabernet is a rich and bold red wine. Barton 1792 did not release a lot of information about what whiskey they finished in this series but it is most likely their standard 1792 Small Batch.

NOSE: Dark and deep fruity notes dominate the nose. There are rich berries, cherry, fig, dates, and song light oak. It is on the lighter side and very very sweet. (21/25)

PALATE: Like the nose, the whiskey is on the lighter side and is very sweet. Sweet baking spice like clove and nutmeg start with rich dried fruit like plum and cherry adding character. There are also some dry oak and creamy vanilla flavors there. Overall this is very sweet and creamy but on the lighter side. (35/40)

FINISH: The finish is slightly bitter and dry with flavors of barrel char, baking spice, and leather. (22/25)

VALUE: With a $70 SRP this fairly priced for a wine finished whiskey. (7/10)

Overall: 85/100

FINAL THOUGHTS: this was a very sweet and smooth and light whiskey. I would classify this as a dessert Whiskey. I would recommend this to anyone who likes very sweet whiskey, a wine fanatic, or looking for something to sip on late at night.

Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Jefferson’s Pritchard Hill

Similar & Equal Whiskey: Angels Envy

Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Three Chord Strange

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Scoring Legend:

96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods

90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey

85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this

80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there

75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf

70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this

60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers

50-59: Not my cup of tea

Below 50: Give away

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