1792 Small Batch Review

1792About – 1792 Small Batch is a product of the Barton distillery which is a member of the Sazerac conglomerate which also owns Buffalo Trace. 1792 gets its name from 1792 being the year that the state of Kentucky joined the union. It is a high rye content bourbon and is bottle at 93.7 proof.

Smell – Bright, slightly floral with a trace of caramel tinged with ethanol. After resting for 10 minutes of so dark fruit appears.

Taste – Caramel leads the way along with oak that doesn’t stand out in the nose. Not a lot else going on.

Finish – Surprisingly on the borderline of being hot, a long tannin laced oak finish with with a hint of vanilla coming along for the ride.

Score – 84

Verdict – This is not a bad bourbon, but to be honest it isn’t that good either. I have seen it priced anywhere from $22-$30. It can compete on the lower end but at $30 it doesn’t hold up against options such as Russel’s Reserve, Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek, or Henry McKenna.

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