1792 Full Proof Angel’s Beverage

Bourbon Soup

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Barton / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

62.5% ABV

Mashbill: 75% corn, 15% rye, 10% barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3

Chill Filtered: No

 


 

Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Spices and oak, banana and hints of caramel with vanilla

Mouthfeel: Full bodied

Palate/Taste: Vanilla, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, leather, and oak

Finish: Medium warmth and length, oak, nutmeg, caramel and milk chocolate.

Thoughts: This store pick is much better than the regular 1792 Full Proof I tried, much better mouthfeel, less astringent with a cleaner flavor.

Score: 82 out of 100

 

High West Double Rye Ace Spirits Quady Port Finish

HW DR Quady Port

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: MGP & Barton / Constellation Brands

Region: America

55.4% ABV

Mashbill: MGP: 95% rye, 5% barley / Barton: 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley

Aged For: NAS (2 year MGP & 16 Year Barton) Additional 2 years and 6 months in Port Barrels

Cask Type: New charred oak, finished in Quady Port barrels

Chill Filtered: No

 


 

Color: Reddish Mahogany

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Thick caramel and raisins, cinnamon, chocolate, oak, and brown sugar

Mouthfeel: Intermediate and wet

Palate/Taste: Rye spices, rich dark fruit, mint, blackberries, and leather

Finish: Light to medium warmth, long lasting, oak, cinnamon, cognac, port, and caramel with a bit of rye

Thoughts: Delicious, it’s obviously very similar to MWND but with the spice turned down and the fruit notes turned up.

Score: 86 out of 100

 

1792 Single Barrel

1792 Single Barrel

Price: $45 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Barton / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

49.3% ABV

Mashbill: 75% corn, 15% rye, 10% barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3

Chill Filtered: Undisclosed

 


 

Color: Light bronze

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Caramel and banana, oak with cinnamon and a slight alcohol burn

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, wet

Palate/Taste: Sweet cream, banana, vanilla, over-sweet sugar, caramel and a bit of oak

Finish: Medium warmth and length, pepper, leather, vanilla, and banana cream

Thoughts: Normally I can deal with sweet, I like some sweet rums like El Dorado, but this was sweet in a bad way. The dominate banana notes combined with sweetness and a wet mouthfeel combined for a less than average bourbon.

Score: 74 out of 100

 

1792 Sweet Wheat

1792 sweet wheat

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Barton / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

45.6% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: Undisclosed, uses wheat

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3

Chill Filtered: Unknown

 


 

Color: Deep amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Confectionary sugar, saltwater toffee, banana, apple, and oak

Feel: Light to medium

Taste: Vanilla, oak, almond, cream, and caramel

Finish: Medium warmth, decent length, oak, vanilla, white pepper, marshmallow, and sweet corn

Thoughts: Barton’s go at the wheated bourbon isn’t a flop, but it doesn’t do anything to make it a must have, just an average bourbon.

Score: 78 out of 100

Very Old Barton Bottled in Bond

VOB BIB

Paid: $20 for 1.75 Liters

Distilled/Owned by: Barton / Sazercac

Region: Kentucky

50% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 75% corn, 15% rye, 10% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3

Chill Filtered: Unknown

 


 

Color: Clear copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Banana cream, vanilla, young wood, corn meal, and alcohol

Feel: Thin bodied

Taste: Sour corn mash, oak, pepper, and vanilla, very straighforward

Finish: Medium, hint of cinnamon and baking spice with sweet vanilla sugar

Thoughts: A bit disappointing, I’m sure the removal of the age statement has really hurt this one.

Score: 73 out of 100

1792 High Rye

1792 High Rye

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Barton / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

47.15% ABV

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Aged For: NAS (Around 8 years)

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3

Chill Filtered: Yes?

 


 

Color: Deep Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Barton banana, caramel, oak, cinnamon, and alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel: Intermediate

Palate/Taste: Butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, clover, and leather.

Finish: Warm, with rye spice, pepper, clove, tobacco, and leather

Thoughts: The higher rye content pumps up the spice flavors compared to the small batch, retaining the same mouthfeel which I feel is a slight improvement.

Score: 83 out of 100

Kentucky Gentleman (1980’s Release)

Kentucky Gentleman

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Barton / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

43% ABV

Aged For: Minimum 4 years (Bottled in the 1980’s)

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Yes?

 


 

Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Dried fruit, honey, vanilla, oak, and sugary mash.

Mouthfeel: Slightly watery

Palate/Taste: Caramel, apricot, milk chocolate, pepper, and oak.

Finish: Slight warmth, caramel, pepper and oak flavors.

Thoughts: It’s interesting to taste a bottom shelf bourbon from almost 4 decades ago, it wasn’t too bad, but unless you found it cheap at an estate sale or are a collector I wouldn’t chase it down.

Score: 74 out of 100