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