The regular 1792 is an inoffensive plain bourbon that isn’t a bad choice when it’s on sale for $20. I get heavy banana cream notes from it, and it’s a good light bourbon. The Full proof isn’t exactly a barrel proofer, but it’s only slightly watered down to its still high proof.
Price: $45 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Barton / Sazerac
Region: Bardstown, KY
Aged For: Roughly 8 years
Masbill: 75% corn, 15% rye, 10% barley
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Heavy ethanol, caramel, candy corn, banana cream pie, oak.
Taste: Cinnamon, tobacco, oak, cloves, leather, cotton candy, and cola.
Finish: Moderate warmth with oak, spices, malted bread, and vanilla.
Thoughts: The higher proof brings more flavors out of the palate compared to the standard offering, but the easy sipping and pleasant nose of the drink are degraded. It feels unbalanced and while not unpleasant does not wear the increased proof very well.
Score: 78 put of 100