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Review #69 1792 Single Barrel

Updated: Feb 23, 2021

Distillery: Barton 1792

Proof: 98.6

Age: NAS (rumored to be 8 yr)

Mashbill: Undisclosed (we’ve heard 75% corn, 15% rye, 10% malted barley)

BACKGROUND: 1792 Single Barrel is the part of the special annual release line from the Barton 1792 distillery along with Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, Full Proof, BiB and 12 Year. It is an annual release of select barrels of high quality from the rickhouse. This bourbon also is non chill filtered unlike the rest of the 1792 line.

NOSE: Scents of rich caramel, brown sugar, molasses, cherry, light spice and hints of oak waft up from my glass. Balanced, delicate, and rich (21/25)

PALATE: The palate opens up with loads of spice along with sweet vanilla and caramel, then some charred oak and some nice citrus notes. It has a full and oily mouthfeel (36/40)

FINISH: The sip fades off with notes of cracked pepper, smoky oak, rich spice, crisp pine, and a warm tingle. It is medium light in feel (23/25)

VALUE: With an SRP of $45 this is a steal! Now being they’re single barrels they vary but at $45 it’s a great buy (8/10)

Overall: 88/100

FINAL THOUGHTS: In a blind tasting this bottle almost tied with EH Taylor Single Barrel, which says a lot. It is super tasty, well priced and very enjoyable for all whiskey drinkers. Being it is a single barrel offering, each barrel varies, but this one was spectacular.

Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: E. H. Taylor Single Barrel

Similar & Equal Whiskey: Blantons Single Barrel

Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Weller Single Barrel

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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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