SeanTG84 says on June 13, 2020
I really enjoy this bourbon. Nice burn while neat, hints of vanilla.
|Whisky||1792 Small Batch|
I really enjoy this bourbon. Nice burn while neat, hints of vanilla.
Nice, smooth flavor straight. No bite, strong caramel flavor. One of my new favorites.
short with no bite
It’s a simple bourbon, and it is passable; however, it too herb forward for me, and I’m unsure of the overall balance of some of the flavors and I find it a little plain. Wouldn’t turn it down, but I wouldn’t seek it out.
As this is simple and straightforward bourbon, I imagine 1792 Small Batch being easily enjoyed in a crisp, white, modern restaurant where everything is bright and freshly cleaned. This will give you just enough texture to bring some color to the space without detracting from the simple beauty of the pristine interior.
– Made In: Bardstown, Kentucky, USA
– Distiller: Barton 1792 Distillery
– Classification: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey; Small Batch
– Age: nas
– Mash Bill: undisclosed; believed to be their “high rye” mash bill, indicating possibly 15-25% rye*
– Casks: Char #3.5
– Barrel Entry Proof: 125
– ABV: 46.65% (93.7 proof)
– Price: $29.95 USD in Idaho
*Find more information at http://1792barton.com
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!
Caramel corn comes out of the glass first, mixing with a fresh cedar wood, dusty corn and white pepper. I also find an artificial sweetness too, almost like marshmallows? I get a tiny twinge of bitter hazelnut, but for the most part, this is pretty sweet – not just with the caramel popcorn first noted, but also with brown sugar, graham cracker pie crust, allspice, and an almost milk-like creamy quality like half-n-half, perhaps. I’ve never pulled that from a dram before, and while I’m very interested to see what the sip brings, I’m a little on the fence about this nosing.
– Mouth Feel: This is fresh with a little bite, but this is mostly oily.
– Balance: Although it isn’t bad, I think some of the flavors are confused about their place here, so I suppose that this average?
– Visual: Tawny in color, there are thick legs that coat the glass, which eventually fade to a couple of droplets.
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– Taste: There is a tang that is immediately apparent, and it is very herbal and fresh. It starts with a quick burn of alcohol becoming sharp lemongrass and lavender herbal essence.
Subsequent sips settle the herbs down, which allows for a little bit of cherry to peek out at the end of the sip. I’m not totally sure about the transition between the flavors, but it’s okay. There’s a bit of simple syrup, but it seems a little confused as to where it fits in the equation.
White pepper and rye are there for spice, along with a light oak and vanilla. Somewhere here too, (maybe at the beginning of the sip with the herbs), there’s a feisty, yeasty component, but it isn’t contributing to a bread, so it’s slightly odd.
A Kentucky chew makes the herb/cherry sensation intensify, but the alcohol still remains very calm and inoffensive.
– Lasting Power: Short to medium. The warmth and flavors (mostly flavors) will stick around, but it seems to require a Kentucky chew if that’s what you’re looking for.
– Between Sips: A clean and fresh feeling is primarily what I’m left with between sips. It seems more herbal, but I can drag out the yeast and a little cherry if I really try.
– No More: This does improve as I get deeper into the glass, as the herbal notes continue to calm down. They are still there, and I wish they weren’t, but I’ll take them as they are now, rather than how they were. In their place is cherry, but it’s too gentle to truly be the dominant flavor.
The empty Glencairn is a sugary, chewy water-logged oak. Still not mind-blowing, but this is decent enough.
Pretty good bourbon for the price.
Strong but sweet, refined bourbon. I'm usually a Scotch man and don't have that trained pallet so don't let this review influence anything too heavily.
Honey, rye, corn.
Alcohol burn, sweet run brown sugar, spices - nutmeg maybe, vanilla, corn and rye
Corn and honey, spices linger a bit, or maybe that's just the alcohol.
Rye, baking spices, cloves and vanilla on the nose, spicy vanilla and caramel on the palate, somewhat bitter medium finish
My kind of bourbon, very rye forward! Lots of spice on the nose and palate, as well as some interesting and unique notes that come through (sunscreen and new leather on the nose?!). The finish is unusual in that it doesn’t really differentiate itself from the palate via the swallow transition. For me this unusual element added rather than detracted from the experience however. The oak notes are excellently balanced in this whiskey, taking a back seat on the palate and finish to let the more complex and subtle flavours shine.
A really interesting nose, there’s new leather car seats and sunscreen upfront along with prominent rye spice aromas - nutmeg and cinnamon - which is followed by the usual vanilla toffee, apple and pear notes you’d expect from a bourbon.
Medium bodied mouthfeel. Lots of rye influence in the flavour profile again with the spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and white pepper coming through on the delivery. Creamy vanilla toffee, cherry, more pear and just a hint of oaky tannins develop.
The profile doesn’t really change on the finish. Rather the palate notes, initially the rye spices on the swallow, continue to reverberate. The rye spices eventually subside to leave vanilla toffee and light oak notes. It’s unusual, in a good way.
Been meaning to grab a bottle... wasn't disappointed at all for the price.. good sipping whiskey
oak..with a hint of vanila... coconut hiding in there.
rush of fruit taste, coconut, spice, banana
fades to woodsy oak taste with a hint of spice, touch of vanilla
Good aroma but has a harsh bite like a higher proof whiskey without the benefit of higher proof. The finish is good, but not great. At $24 it's a decent whiskey.
great flavor a little harsh
a good whiskey
Vanilla, oak, and caramel nose, sharp bite that suggests a higher proof than it actually is, short to medium finish mellows out
sweet and vanilla on the nose. mild burn when drinking. small mix of spice and honey on the tongue
sweet, karamel, candy
This was good but not great. This was my first taste of a 1792 product. It had the typical bourbon profile, but not enough of the good notes. It seemed a bit thin and slightly watered down to me. I am hopeful that the single barrel version will be more to my liking.
I really liked this one
Nose: vanilla straight up and floral notes back that up
Taste: vanilla, butter not butterscotch, oily and ends with nice sweet note love it and the after taste is pretty water down with no big surprises but definitely try this one
Smooth, slightly sweet
smooth and tasty
sharp and "young" tasting.
Slight burn. tastes good
caramel, vanilla, and a little hot to the nose, but not bad to drink. doesn't have too much character, but it was a different taste, so I was to displeased since I only paid $30. some may really enjoy this, but not my favorite.
Too much burn
Vanilla and spice
First sip: Spice, vanilla, nutmeg
Second sip: more of the same, maybe a little calmer after some swirling
Short, heavy on the spice
I remember this being very spicy and not well balanced. Lacked flavor and complexity. Overall, not too impressed.
I enjoy this. great price for a small batch. easy sipper.
Honestly a little disappointing. Good but not great. Seems like brand > bourbon
This bourbon is my new favorite because it's complex, dark tasting, and the rye spice keeps you interested. I would definitely score this a 92/100.
Banana up front
Dark fruits (mostly cherry)
Rye spice from middle to end of palate
Begins with oak and then butterscotch
Seems like a long finish
Granny Smith apple skin aftertaste
A decent bourbon that benefits a lot from just a bit of added water. without water added it's nice and decent, albeit a bit thin and predictable in development, and I would mark it 77-78. With water it steps up a notch and it becomes a very decent + 80 points bourbon
vanilla, banana, metally, creamy, bread/biscuity. Adding water rounds it off nicely as the metallic notes vanish. a
soft arrival, vanilla, spices, again that metallic (which is in fact a bit unpleasant). adding water changes all that as the metallic note is gone and some red fruity tones become more prominent. A big improvement
long and warm with banana's and nutty tones that round of wit spices (nutmeg). here the added water doesn't improve anything as it diminishes and shortens the finish.
nice sipping bourbon
One of my favorites
sweet,. vannilla,. boring
floral nose. nice spice up front with a sweet honey and vanilla medium and finish. decent for the price
sweeter scent to start, very subtle spicy taste without a bite, smooth going down, great bourbon for the price
First taste nice spicy flavor with honey. Not over powering and no bite. Not a cigar type whiskey, but certainly good as an after dinner or dessert type.
spicy but smooth
perfume smell, smooth taste with a distinct spicy bite
great bourbon for the price. sweet, good flavour. medium finish.
sweet nose. very pleasant. reasonable price.
candy sugar wood maple
pepper and wood wheat
Great sweet smell, no bite, and a nice smooth finish....
Pleasant sipping bourbon. Highly recommend
Great little sipping bourbon with good flavor. Vanilla and oak compliment the long finish
long and smooth
The nose is intensely sweet almost like maple syrup as the bottle is opened. After it sits the oak and medicinal qualities surface but the sweetness is still strong. Taste is not nearly as good as the nose. I feel let down. Some sweetness and spice but more tart and astringent than sweet. The finish is very awkward not sure what to make of it. Despite the nice nose i don't think I will buy again.
pralines and maple syrup. sweet.
sweet at first then tart and astringent.
just finished my bottle of Maker's 46 and was looking for something with a nice vanilla, caramel and oaky flavor. 1792 was just what I was looking for. leaves a nice oily coating on your inner cheeks and the finish is long.
Nice finishing notes. Pleasant to sip.
Not impressed. Doesn't suck but gives no reason to come back.
Star liquor store barrel select so a little more depth than usual.
Good for the price. Great for a small cigar gathering
vanilla, oak, plum
slightly spicy, but still smooth.
mild and smooth, vanilla and oak.
i havent had many types of whisky or bourbon but this had to be the best i have tasted so far
Very, very good bourbon, but pricier than I like to pay for bourbon.
Very spicy finish...almost like a rye. not great because the taste doesn't stand out enough to balance against the spice of the rye.
Sweet but spicy
rye grain and spice
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