Age: 10 year (small batch)
Tasted: neat in a glencairn glass.
On June 1st of the year 1792, the Commonwealth of Kentucky joined the United States of America. Barton 1792 Distillery released a commemorative bourbon to mark the occasion. This 225th Anniversary Bourbon is a one-time only release available for purchase in Kentucky only.
A distinct batch of barrels was hand selected especially for this commemorative release. These barrels aged for 10 years at Barton 1792 Distillery before being bottled at specifically 92.15 proof. This special proof is a nod to the year 1792 and to Kentucky being the 15th to join the Union. The dark blue neck band on the bottle and back label are a salute to the official state seal.
Let’s give her a taste………
Nose: Pretty light nose. Caramel, vanilla, rye spice, sharp fresh cut oak, stone fruit, with a nice sweet tobacco.
Palate: Nice rich butterscotch with some oak influences. Rye spice, berries, and loads of almonds. I also get some notes of Bazooka bubble gum on the back palate. Hahahaha. Nice round pour. Might be a little too light though.
Finish: Medium. Some dry smokiness, rye spice, and graham cracker.
83 – 86 (B) = Good, Not a “must”, but a nice-to-own bottle
The 1792 225th Anniversary bourbon is a solid pour, especially for $36. I definitely like it more than their small batch offering with is around 8 years old. The 225th is a rounder pour. I just wish it was higher proof. In my opinion, it is just too watered down to get any substantial notes from the bottle. I still like the bottle. It is a good drinker, just not a world burner. Cheers!