1792 Sweet Wheat

1792 Sweet Wheat
Whisky1792 Sweet Wheat
CountryUnited States
TypeBourbon
Abv45.6%
Rating 82/100
Reviews of 1792 Sweet Wheat
says on November 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

I tasted butterscotch at first, wheat afterwards. Definitely a sweet finish. I will have to wait till the last glass from the bottle to make a final call 🍹

says on October 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

This is a spirit I had years ago as one of my introductions to bourbon. It has a spot in my heart for sure, but I always seem to underestimate its goodness.

SETTING: In the midst of stress and chaos (not unlike what one might find at a six-year-old's birthday party where the children are a bit enthusiastic with the water balloons and the pinata has seen better days), this is a deep breath in a bottle. Tune out Timmy's obnoxious dad and Susie's gossiping mother with some spirit. Your soul will thank you for the calming respite and give you your own grown-up birthday cake to munch on. No, of course you don't have to share! Have your cake and sip it too! ;)

VITALS:
- Made in: Kentucky, USA
- Distiller: Barton 1792 Distillery
- Age: nas (early releases were 8 yrs.)
- Mash bill: undisclosed (likely corn=75%, wheat=15%, barley=10%)
- Casks: new-charred oak; char: #3.5
- Barrel Entry Proof: 125
- ABV: 45.6% (91.2 proof)
- Enjoyment method: neat from a Glencairn glass with father and fellow reviewer, Brian Dawson (username: bdawson57). Check out his review for this bourbon and many others on his profile!

Nose

So gentle and sweet on the nose. Softness is likely due to the wheat (hence the name). Nevertheless, the softness makes me think of red delicious apples. The bourbon warmth presents as a simple syrup that's seconds from becoming caramel. New oak accompanies such flavors very nicely.

Palate

- Mouth feel: soft. Not unlike a cloud.
- Balance: Great. Not heavy-handed with sweetness, but just right.
- Visual: clinging crown with very few legs.
- Taste: The softness (there really isn't a better fitting word) of the grain is very present without a lot of bourbon burn. While I thought that apples would be dominant, there's a citrus element that sits comfortably next to that apple. Not at all bad. The caramelly bit mixes together with nutmeg. You know where I'm going with this. That's right. Apple pie. Somebody get me some vanilla ice cream. I think the vanilla already sitting in the Glencairn on the taste is perfect to bring every flavor out and help each one be heard and appreciated. I'm pleased to say a Kentucky chew just makes everything pop more.

Finish

- Lasting power: As far as a bourbon feel goes, short finish. As for flavors... maybe medium. It's not a bad thing either. The shortness fits with the story this spirit is trying to tell.
- No More: The vanilla grows in intensity the further I get down the glass. The pastry of the pie somehow morphs into a vanilla cake. I know. Weird. While I love the pie, this is still nice. Definitely gives very soothing vibes. The empty Glencairn glass smells like subtle oak and vanilla and caramel. *sigh*

says on November 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Spicy, floral nose. taste warms you like a scotch, with subtle sweetness

says on October 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

subtle sweet

says on September 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Tawny

General description

smooth and very drinkable

says on July 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very nice bourbon

says on December 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

It’s not real complex, but it is rich and has a nice silky sweet mouth feal. 1792 is a great summer sip. Purchased in July '17 for around $30 USD.

Nose

It makes me smile.

Palate

Earthy, carmel and oak

Finish

Nice smooth finsh

says on June 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Good bourbon, atypical flavors, but still enjoyable. More than I normally care to pay for bourbon, but less than a good single malt. Nice change of pace.

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