Distillery: Barton 1792
Age: NAS (Press release said 8 years)
Mashbill: Undisclosed (Wheated)
BACKGROUND: Rather than using their traditional rye based mashbill, 1792 Sweet Wheat uses a softer wheat based bourbon mashbill from Barton. Sweet Wheat is one of the special limited releases from the Barton 1792 distillery along with Single Barrel, Port Finish, Full Proof, Bottled-in-Bond and a 12 Year. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.
NOSE: The nose is very full for a 91 proof whiskey. It is very smooth and sweet with notes of bright berries, sweet corn, vanilla, and citrus. I also get some young oak notes. Overall it is sweet, sprite, and summery. (22/25)
PALATE: Up front I got creamy vanilla notes that coated my entire mouth. This subsided into very smooth oak, dried fruit, dry wood, and some roasted nuts. It is one of the creamiest whiskeys I have ever tried. It is incredibly smooth, rich, and creamy with a unique mouthfeel. (35/40)
FINISH: The finish continues with more dry oak notes that are accompanied by peanuts and light cinnamon. The oak really takes over here in a big way. It is on the drier side and leaves a bitter oak flavor. (21/25)
VALUE: 1792 Sweet Wheat has a SRP of $40 which is an excellent value for this tasty wheated bourbon. However, I have seen it marked up for well over $100 which is unfortunate. If you see this for $65 or less I would grab it. (9/10)
FINAL THOUGHTS: 1792 Sweet Wheat is an incredible tasty and smooth bourbon whiskey that is delicate, balanced, and sweet. It has a rich creaminess to it that is hard to find in a lot of whiskeys. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be comparing it blind with some other big hitters in the wheated bourbon game. I strongly recommend this anyone who enjoys rich wheated or smooth whiskeys. Excellent for a night cap on a warm evening.
Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Weller 12 Year
Similar & Equal Whiskey: Larceny Barrel Proof A121
Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Sonoma Brother's Bourbon
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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