1792 Full Proof Bourbon is not a cask strength bourbon, but is rather a high proof bourbon that’s had only enough water added to bring it down from full cask strength to its barrel entry proof which is 125 (62.5%). On their site they also make a special note to mention that this whiskey “underwent a distinct filtering process, forgoing the typical chill filtration, and only passing through a plate and frame filter.”
An interesting proof choice, but one I don’t disagree with. The statement however seems to intone that all of their other whiskeys are chill-filtered and while I assumed they were it still puts a frown on my face to read it. All of their whiskeys come in at odd ABVs and each one could be tweaked ever so slightly to come in at least at 46% and eliminate the chill filtering process all together.
1792 Full Proof Bourbon Info
Region: Kentucky, USA
Distiller: Barton Distillery
Mashbill: 75% Corn, 15% Rye, and 10% Barley
Cask: New-Charred Oak
ABV: 62.5% (125 proof)
Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color
1792 Full Proof Bourbon Review
Caramel, oak, spice, vanilla, chocolate cookies and a fruity core. A bit of spice helps keep things in-line and lends to the complexity that lives within. Some water opens it up a bit and brings a bit of citrus and biscuits to the surface.
Chunks of dark fruit, baking spices and oak plough through followed by notes of bananas, apples and dark sweets. A light biscuity pop comes and goes while sipping.
Long and oaky with notes of dark fruit, dark sweets, mint and biscuits keeping things interesting.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Great balance, full round body and an oily heavy mouthfeel.
The 1792 Full Proof Bourbon has a full rich nose with the spice and oak balancing out the sweetness. The oak and spice stay strong to help balance out the sweetness on the palate as well. It’s a chewy full bourbon, but I wish it had a bit more depth to it. The high proof and non-chill filtering are great touches and deliver a mouthfeel that matches the flavor profile. I wouldn’t call this a fantastic bourbon, but I would call it a great one for sure.
SCORE: 88/100 (B+)
1792 Full Proof Bourbon Review - Score Breakdown
- Nose - 89
- Palate - 88
- Finish - 88
- Balance, Body & Feel - 89
1792 Full Proof Bourbon is a good whiskey at a good price. Well worth it.