Review: 1792 Port Finish

If you’re curious about the original 1792, check out Kris’ review here.

“The marriage of expertly crafted Bourbon whiskey and port wine barrels join together to create this distinct Bourbon. The Bourbon was aged for many years in new white oak barrels before spending another two years extracting the subtle, yet sweet flavored from port wine barrels. The rich vanilla characters of American oak mingle with the delicate fruit notes from port to create the magnificent whiskey.” -Straight from the bottle, you guys!

We shall see…

Company: Sazerac

Distillery: Barton 1792 Distillery

Location: Bardstown, KY

Mash Bill: Standard 1792 mash hill, which is not stated other than being a “high rye” recipe.

Age: NAS (6 years in new oak plus 2 in port)

ABV: 44.45% (88.9 proof)

Release: Fall 2015, limited.

Price: $30

Color: Dark amber, ginger girl.

Nose: Very fruity, slight caramel and vanilla, some oak, little cherry and strawberry, no ethanol, smells really nice to me. The longer it sits the stronger the strawberry smell. Mmmm.

Taste: Super fruity, slight bitter chocolate, like cocoa powder, slightly dry, not too sweet. The balance is fairly decent, it doesn’t upset my palate. It does have a slightly artificial fruit flavor to it, though, reminds me of that Fruit Stripe gum a bit. Ha.

Finish: Little heat on the finish, but just on your tongue. Clean finish overall, with a slight fruit berry flavor left behind.

Overall: A very interesting Bourbon, overall, I enjoy it. I could see myself grabbing this one for a change of pace from my normal Bourbon grab. Especially if I was wanting something fruity and fun. I think it would be interesting to add to a cocktail, to change it up a bit. I might need to try this in my next Manhattan. ☺️

It’s a really great price for a finished Bourbon though, you can’t beat $30. BARGAIN!  I really enjoy wine, and I like wine finished Bourbons. I think if you’re also a wine lover, you’ll enjoy this one. So, go get it, you can’t beat the price.

(Fellow Bourbon & Wine lovers, you should also check out my Hooker’s House review for more wine barrel Bourbon love.)

Rating: 3/5


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