1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon is the final, recently released, OB from the Barton distillery and as you can tell from the name it’s a wheater. Other whiskeys in the wheater category would be Maker’s Mark, VanWinkle, Weller and Rebel Yell. When crafting a wheated bourbon the traditional rye, which gives bourbon a spicy kick, is replaced with wheat which gives it a softer sweeter character… which is exactly what the distillery says about it.
In the Distillery’s words: 1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon
“Crafted with sweet and delicate wheat instead of the more traditional rye, this bourbon is quite distinctive from most. The soft wheat delivers a subtle and smooth taste with gentle layers of flavor. Each sip expresses a harmony of sweetness and dryness”
Let’s see if their words hold up. On to the 1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon review!
1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon Info
Region: Kentucky, USA
Distiller: Barton 1792 Distillery
Mashbill: Corn, Wheat and Barley (75% Corn, 15% Wheat, and 10% Barley if an even rye replacement)
Cask: New-Charred Oak
Age: 8 Years
1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon Review
Rich with dense notes of sweet, cherry heavy dark fruit, oak, caramel corn, cocoa and bits of leather, toasted grains, spice and vanilla. It’s a fantastic aroma.
Cherry heavy dried dark fruit, vanilla, caramel corn, oak, spice and a bit biscuity with light notes of toasted grain, butterscotch and leather. In a way it reminds me of a cherry vanilla coke.
Long fade of toasted grains, toffee, leather, oak, spice and dark fruit.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Carries a nice balance, round body and a heavy warm feel.
1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon is great. It’s not mind-blowingly complex, but it’s rich, dense and has a nice oaken backbone supporting and balancing the sweeter notes. This is a whiskey I could easily sip on any time and ties with the 1792 Full Proof Bourbon as my favorite of the 1792 line. One of the things I like the most about it is that it’s harmonious.
The aroma transitions nicely into the flavor which transitions nicely into aftertaste. Sometimes a whiskey’s aroma will differ from the plate and the experience ends up feeling a tad disjointed, like you’re experiencing two different whiskeys. That’s not a problem with the 1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon as each step sets the stage for the next through a daisy chain of cherry heavy dark fruit, dark sweets, oak and grain.
SCORE: 88/100 (B+)
Thanks to TvRaisedMe for the sample.
1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon Review - Score Breakdown
- Nose - 88
- Palate - 88
- Finish - 88
- Balance, Body & Feel - 88
1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon is a tasty tasty dram