What do we have here? You are looking at the fourth limited edition release of 1792 Bourbon expressions, Full Proof joins previous releases of Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, and Single Barrel Bourbons. Although 1792 Full Proof Bourbon is very limited in quantities, it is released annually.
Bottled a mouthwateringly potent 125 proof, 1792 Full Proof is enters the bottle at the same proof it originally entered into the barrel. This bourbon is distilled, aged, and bottled at the historic Barton 1792 Distillery.
New oak barrels were filled with 125 proof distillate in the fall of 2007 and left to age in Warehouses E, N, and I for eight and a half years. Warehouse I is one of the oldest warehouses at Barton 1792 Distillery. All of these warehouses are seven stories high, metal clad, with concrete bottom floors, and windows all the way around the outside, allowing some direct sunlight inside.
After the barrels were emptied, the bourbon underwent a distinct filtering process, forgoing the typical chill filtration, and instead was only passed through a plate and frame filter. This allowed the bourbon to maintain a robust 125 proof for bottling, as well as the rich and bold flavor.
“Sophisticated and complex, 1792 is a distinct bourbon created with impeccable craftsmanship. Using a signature “high rye” recipe and marrying together a few select barrels carefully chosen by our Master Distiller, 1792 has an expressive and elegant flavor profile. Unmistakable spice mingles with sweet caramel and vanilla to create a bourbon that is incomparably brash and bold, yet smooth and balanced. Elevating whiskey distilling to exceptional new heights, 1792 is celebrated by connoisseurs worldwide.” –
How does it taste? Well, we’ve been sipping… here’s what we discovered about this unique bourbon.
- Proof: 125 (62.5% ABV)
- Age: 8.5 years
- Appearance: dark red amber
- Nose: vanilla, oak, cinnamon, caramel
- Flavors: oak, vanilla, chocolate, rye
- Price: $45.00
This bourbon is truly unique and seriously bold. On the nose you can’t avoid the alcohol pricking at your nostrils, but after the initial vapors die down you come to appreciate the aroma complexities of oak, vanilla, caramel and dried fruits. We even caught a whiff of leather when nosing this bourbon.
When tasting this Full Proof bourbon you will immediately notice the rye. Potent, yes… but not overwhelming. Next the smoothness of vanilla and caramel kick in. If you search for it you can even taste a pinch of coffee. Not surprisingly, oak was also identified as a main character throughout tasting.
Overall, this is a bold, yet pleasing bourbon that runs on the hot side as we expected at 125 proof, yet finishes delicately – leaving you thirsty for more.
– Mix It Up with: Sour Proof –
Ingredients: 2 oz. bourbon, .75 oz. lemon juice, .75 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water), Cherry and/or lemon wedge for garnish
Method: Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and syrup. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and fill two-thirds full with the cocktail mixture. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into glasses. Add a maraschino cherry and serve ice cold.