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1792 Full Proof

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  • Distiller:

    Barton

  • Bottler:

    Barton

  • ABV:

    61.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: If you’re chasing hot bourbons, you may be a fan of 1792 Full Proof, but if you’re looking for a bourbon that’s high in proof and high in flavor, look elsewhere.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I wouldn’t call this a fantastic bourbon, but I would call it a great one for sure.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: In the end, it remains a little muddy, finishing a bit like a damp cinnamon roll — nothing offensive, but just a bit off structurally.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: Unfortunately, the heat muted many of the additional flavors I was hoping to find, particularly in the finish, and in the end I was somewhat underwhelmed with the overall profile.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: Not without its flaws, this "full proof" bourbon packs enough flavor into an approachably shippable bourbon at a great price point to be an excellent purchase for those who land a bottle.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I wanted to like this but just like all of the other 1792 releases Ive had (including their core small batch) have left me thinking 1792 could have just done a little better. That said, I've had amazing single barrels.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I probably wouldn’t want to sip on such a monster every night, but I’d certainly like to have it on my shelf when the right mood hits me, and I’d be eager to share a taste with friends. In the search for bourbons that stand out in the crowd, this one is a special find.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Soothing finish. A wonderful way to end a meal. (With a cigar, perhaps?)
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  • Intro:

    This is Bartons 1792 line of bourbons and this is their 2016 "maybe sorta a little limited but we hope people go full LE fever over this release" bourbon.

  • Nose:

    Caramel, dough, spicy clove. Mildly vegetal but mostly funky and corn heavy sweetness. Some thick caramel. Musty notes.

  • Taste:

    Sweet and fruity - lots of banana and toffee and caramel. Young roughness - some strawberry and a whop of burn. Its hot, even for its proof and although a load of more caramel comes in to see it off, I cant help but hope for the finish to save this dram.

  • Finish:

    Long and very sweet, particularly in the fruity caramel dimension. Also very hot. Im not sure if this is a hot mess or not but it really isnt quite as good as the nose was leading me to believe.

  • Overall:

    I wanted to like this but just like all of the other 1792 releases Ive had (including their core small batch) have left me thinking 1792 could have just done a little better. That said, I've had amazing single barrels.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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