||8.5 yrs; New Charred Oak|
||~75% Corn, 15% Rye, 10% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Barton (Bardstown, Kentucky)|
As the industry listens to what bourbon fans want, we are continuing to see barrel proof versions of standard bourbons, like this 1792 (though this is a limited release, and not quite barrel proof).
The LCBO, classically, did their own testing of this bourbon when it came in and restamped all the bottles with 61.87% rather than the 62.5% advertised on the label (the ABV at which the liquid goes into the barrel). 8 and a half years old.
Bottling Code:K16205 21:47 05
Botting Date: 2016
The nose has maple, dried apricot, prune, cinnamon, oak, cherry, pear, menthol, and vanilla sugar. Rich, and dense – really opening up with water. The palate has a nice lacing of oak alongside lots of stone fruit, dark chocolate, cinnamon, and clove. It’s packed with flavor – fruit, oak, and spice. The finish is slightly tannic with a reasonable hit of spice, yet also retaining a dark fruit character and rich coconut. The complexity didn’t come out the way I hoped it would, given how I enjoy 1792. An enjoyable, high proof, modern bourbon.
Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: High, based on $65. According to my numerical scores that I assign, this is at the upper end of average. But good cask strength bourbons are pretty rare for these prices, so I bumped it up.