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

1792 Port Finish

1792 port finish

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Barton / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

44.45% ABV

Mashbill: Stated that it’s a higher rye mashbill (Between 15 – 20%), but I have read conflicting reports

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: New charred American oak, Char # 3, finished in port barrels

Chill Filtered: Yes

 


 

Color: Dark copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Banana, vanilla, oak, sweet corn, marshmallow, a bit of raisin.

Mouthfeel: Gentle and waxy

Palate/Taste: Gentle caramel, brown sugar bit of raisin, vanilla,

Finish: Shorter, sweet sugary maple syrup and dates.

Thoughts: I enjoyed this port finish much more than Angel’s Envy, but something is missing for me and I’m not quite sure what.

Score: 80 out of 100

 

1792 Full Proof

1792-Full-Proof

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

62.5% ABV

Aged For: Roughly 8 years

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

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3

 


 

Color: Copper

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

1792 Small Batch

1792 Small Batch

I’d been meaning to try one of Barton’s products for a while and when I saw it on sale for $21 I decided why not. The bottle is awkward shaped to fit on a shelf, but looks fancy. I know the brand has been through a few changes of late so I can’t speak to any change in quality, but for what I paid I was happy.

Paid: $21 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Barton / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

46.85% ABV

Aged For: Minimum 4 years

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

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3

Chill Filtered: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn


Color: Medium Orange

Nose: Sweet caramel, hint of banana and vanilla. Yeasty bread and clove.

Taste: Coconut and banana, very fruity for a bourbon. Vanilla and light oak. Milk chocolate.

Finish: Very subtly warm, shorter side of medium in length. Cinnamon and clove predominate the aftertaste.

Overall: I really enjoyed this for the price. It’s a very fruity and lite bourbon for everyday drinking that finishes slightly spicy. I’d certainly recommend it to newcomers to bourbon.

Score: 80 out of 100