Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tasting: 1792 Full Proof - Single Barrel pick by Lueken's Liquor

1792. Full Proof.
Single Barrel Select by Lueken's Liquor
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Distillery: Barton
Age: 8-9 years
Proof/ABV: 125 Proof
Mash Bill:  75% corn 15% rye 5% barley
Average US Price: $55
Release: On going

Points: 91/100

Being a lover of high proof bourbons, I figured it was about time I did a 1792 Full Proof review. 1792 Small Batch was one of the bourbons that really got me into bourbon.

Since I consider Ridgemont Reserve to be one of the bourbons to have really gotten me started, you can imagine how excited I became when I heard there was going to be a full proof version released.

1792 Full Proof is exactly what it sounds like - it's a small batch bourbon that is about 80-100 barrels blended together and then bottled at 125-proof (which is the same proof as when it was put into the barrels). It's also bottled non-chill filtered.

Today I'm reviewing a single barrel version on the 1792 full proof. This barrel was picked by the go folks at Lueken's Liquor in Florida!

The nose on this Full Proof is a classic bourbon!  Full of caramel, vanilla, oak, and cinnamon. Then there are light hints of toffee, clove, raisin, and tobacco.

The palate is packed full of flavor!  Creamy and buttery!  First thing you get is spicy rye, cinnamon red hots, brown sugar, and vanilla - followed by some nice hints of raisins, buttered sweet corn, cherry-wood, oak, and leather.

Finish is long and hot!  Cinnamon, caramel, toasted oak, and burnt sugar!

Overall, great pour!  Love this one!

Photo & Review By: Aaron Cave

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