1792 Single Barrel Review

If any of you are in a large family where there are 4 siblings or more, you know certain ones for better or worse gets more attention than others. Sometimes there is one due to circumstance or because it doesn’t need the attention due to self-drawn confidence sits in the shadows.  People outside the family may even forget they are part of the family. Hard to believe but 1792 Single Barrel, I feel, gets little shine due to the following that the 12 Year, Full Proof, Sweet Wheat and Bottled In Bond get and then the Small Batch gets attention just for being a very good value. This week I put a spotlight on a bottle that little is mentioned about from 1792.


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NAME – 1792 Single Barrel


PROOF – 98.6


AGE – non-age stated


COLOR – woven copper (1.4 tawny on the Whiskey Magazine Color Chart)


NOSE – Honeycrisp apple, Werthers candy, thick honey, and aged oak.


TASTE – Vanilla and cinnamon come hitting at the front. Caramel, bit of citrus and aged oak round out the profile.


FINISH – I would call this a medium finish. The cinnamon, aged oak and a sprinkle of citrus last until the end. This hits harder on the ethanol than most sub-100 proofers and thus you get that burn in the back and sides of the tongue.


REVIEW – This bottle is a hidden gem but the problem it is hidden a lot. Not the easiest to find but with MSRP at $38.27 according to OHLQ it is an absolute steal. Most the time when you do find it the normal pricing is $50 or less. Don’t hesitate to snag it. Like the Full Proof and Bottled In Bond, this is an always grab if it is on the shelf (I would say 12 year also but the prices on it are insane).


FINAL COMMENTS – On the back label is says: “In order to create this unique bourbon, the finest barrels are selected and tasted from the best aging warehouses. Only those barrels deemed ‘exceptional’ are then bottled individually, one by one. This preserves the distinct character of each barrel. This superior bourbon has flavors of rich butterscotch and caramel notes, delicately balanced with hints of fruit and toffee.”


In addition to the 1792 line-up, the Barton 1792 Distillery also produces Very Old Barton, Kentucky Tavern, Kentucky Gentleman, Ten High, Colonel Lee, Zachariah Harris, Tom Moore spirits and recently acquired Early Times lineup.