1792 Full Proof Big Red Liquors Selection Summer 2017 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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1792 Full Proof Big Red Liquors Selection Summer 2017

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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Rich honey, guava, cinnamon and clove. Lots of vanilla here. Ethanol, passion fruit, light tobacco. Overall, leaning towards fruits and spicy.

  • Taste:

    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.

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    Long, hot and oaky. Some toffee and caramel here, more syrupy fruit and a final sting of ethanol.

  • Overall:

    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.

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  • By t8ke
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