I’m a huge 1792 fan, and I have overall really enjoy these special editions they have been putting out. They did Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, Single Barrel, Full Proof and now this, High Rye. The only one we haven’t reviewed was the Sweet Wheat. Let’s see how this one compares to all the others we have reviewed so far…
Distillery: Barton 1792 Distillery
Location: Bardstown, KY
Mash Bill: Standard 1792 mash bill, which is not stated other than being a “high rye” recipe. So, does this then have EVEN MORE RYE?!?
ABV: 47.15% (94.3 proof)
Color: Amber Gal
Nose: Sweet and hot. Cinnamon, baking spices, green apple, mmm apple pie smell. But, really more like those caramel apple suckers you see around Halloween time. Sold, I like this nose. There is almost like a caramelized ginger candy smell too. Loads of vanilla floating around too.
Taste: You know you like something if you keep drinking it verses actually writing down say the things it tastes like! Honestly, I filled this section out last… So, tastes like… jellybeans. And, warmth and happiness. Okay, but really jellybeans, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, light brown sugar, vanilla, there is almost like a pink peppercorn in there too.
Finish: Medium finish, warms your heart and soul, nice mouthfeel. Not too sweet, with a nice heat.
Overall: Umm, yes. All the noms. Hello 1792, fancy meeting you again, but not you, and I still you love you, in this High Rye version. Honestly, these 1792 special editions have yet to let me down, if you see one, buy and try it! They’re worth the purchase, 97% of the time. You know, I have to account for a little failure, just to be fair. 🙂 I’m looking forward to any future Bourbons by 1792, and you should too.