1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Tasting Notes
46.9% ABV. This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is named after the year that Kentucky officially became a state. Though it carries no age statement, the 1792 Small Batch was awarded Silver for Small Batch Bourbon up to 5 Years Old in the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The mash bill for the 1792 Small Batch is undisclosed, all we know is that it is high-rye content (with rumours stating 75% corn, 15% rye and 10% malted barley). Barton Distillery/Sazerac also don’t disclose the number of barrels that defines this bottling as ‘small batch’.
Price: £35.90 (Master of Malt)
Nose: Sweet and earthy. Notes of fresh vanilla and caramelised sugar, reminiscent of over-cooked pastry, with some stewed raisins and grassy elements along with banana peel and grilled corn.
Palate: Very buttery with a soft rye spice. Baked banana bread with ground cinnamon and sweet red grapes with a touch of dark chocolate.
Finish: The soft rye spice lingers with warm oak and fresh vanilla.
Overall: This is not overly spicy, but there is enough rye to add a level of complexity to this dram. A very traditional Kentucky Straight Bourbon.Continue reading “1792 Small Batch Bourbon”