Updated: Feb 21, 2021
Distillery: Barton 1792
Age: NAS (rumored to be 8 yr)
Mashbill: Undisclosed (we’ve heard 75% corn, 15% rye, 10% malted barley)
BACKGROUND: 1792 Full Proof is the fourth annual release installment from the Barton 1792 distillery. Their whiskey portfolio includes a Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, Single Barrel, Bottled in Bond, and a 12 Year bourbon. 1792 Full Proof is an annual release and is the highest proofed bourbon from Barton. Although it is high proof it is not cask strength because it is proofed down slightly to get to 125. This bourbon also is non chill filtered unlike the rest of the 1792 line.
NOSE: Rich sweet banana bread, honey, and rich caramel with the heat lying in the back waiting (22/25)
PALATE: It’s surprisingly sweet with rich oak and vanilla and hints of cinnamon and cardamom. The rye spice is very prevalent and it definitely packs a punch (35/40)
FINISH: The finish is long with lots of spice, cracked pepper, and burnt oak. The heat is slightly overpowering though and takes away from some of the notes (20/25)
VALUE: With an SRP of $45 this is an absolute steal! It is super tasty and complex. I wouldn’t pay more than $55 for this bottle (8/10)
FINAL THOUGHTS: This is a good high proof bourbon that has loads of heat and bold and sweet flavors. 1792 is underrated in our opinion and this is another consistently tasty bourbon whiskey from them. This is a great daily drinker so if you do see it on the shelf at or around SRP we highly recommend picking yourself up a bottle.
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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