1792 Small Batch
70cl / 46.85%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Formerly known as Ridgemont Reserve, 1792 is a bourbon distilled in Bardstown and named for the year that Kentucky became a state. Lovely bourbon with a huge 94.5 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2013
The Toast of Kentucky™, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve er en small-batch bourbon af stærk karakter. Den har lagret i 8 år på nye brændte egefade i Bardstown, Kentucky.
En Rig og fløjlsblød whiskey til enhver speciel lejlighed. Faktisk er det den officielle "Skåle"-bourbon ved the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
The Barton 1792 Distillery operates on the site of the historic Tom Moore Distillery, established in 1879 near the "Tom Moore Spring", the same spring we draw our iron-free limestone water from today. The 192-acre distillery is home to beautiful wildlife and many historic buildings, including our still house and 28 aging warehouses. The legendary ‘Warehouse Z’ stands tall on the western bluff enjoying full summer sun and optimal air-circulation for aging bourbon whiskey. It is in this warehouse that 1792 Ridgemont Reserve ages to the peak of maturity.
1792 Ridgemont Reserve is handcrafted from the finest corn, rye and malted barley. Our unique mash bill contains more rye than most, resulting in full-bodied, complex taste that's not too sweet. Each barrel of 1792 ages no less than 8 years. Once barrels reach their peak of maturity they are removed from Warehouse Z. Serve it neat, with a splash of water, or in traditional mixed drinks that allow bourbon character to shine through.
Every batch of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve is comprised of only the best barrels at Barton 1792 Distillery – each tasted and selected by Ken. Not only does Ken have talented taste buds, but years of experience. In 1994 he began work at the distillery and immediately started crafting the flavor profile for 1792. Quality ingredients and barrel aging are two of the most import factors in making great bourbon. “Quality in, Quality out” Ken says, “and when it comes to barrel aging, it’s just like real estate – location, location, location. That’s why 1792 ages in ‘Warehouse Z’ up there on the bluff. Hope you enjoy the taste as much as I do!”
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2010 edition: 92.5 Rating
Big, weighty—rye with an attitude. … In a herd of any 30 random bourbons, this one would stand out by nose alone. The taste is puckering and mouthwatering, the ryes go ballistic, especially on the spice front. With salivation levels on full blast, it is sometimes hard to pick out the more delicate custard-cream and apple nuances. The oak finish kicks in at the death with a shot of liquorice and coffee. But the ryes refuse to be downbeaten. A shade heavier than when I first tasted this one with the oak showing a burlier attitude. However, the unique rye fizz ensures a delightful and by no means understated degree of charm. Fabulously different and wholly adorable."
—Jim Murray, author