1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn't a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creeks Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I'm comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.
Rich honey, guava, cinnamon and clove. Lots of vanilla here. Ethanol, passion fruit, light tobacco. Overall, leaning towards fruits and spicy.
Medium mouth feel. Very evident proof here. Lots of ethanol burn, passion fruit and oak. Rich honey, some cocoa, some pepper. If I was drinking this blind, I would swear that it was an Eagle Rare 10yr store pick at cask strength.
Long, hot and oaky. Some toffee and caramel here, more syrupy fruit and a final sting of ethanol.
I enjoyed this but ultimately found it significantly hotter than the other selections. It's also wildly off profile, but in a good way. At least a way I enjoyed, as I'm really a fan of Eagle Rare and this mimicked that profile in a strangely enjoyable way.