Barton 1792 Distillery is releasing its fourth limited edition of Bourbon expressions. This time around they are going all out with a stout 125 proof bourbon. The bourbon is bottled at the same proof it was originally entered into the barrel. The bourbon was distilled, aged, and bottled at the historic Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, KY
The distillery says they used new oak barrels that were filled with 125 proof distillate in the fall of 2007 and left to age in Warehouses E, N, and I for eight and a half years. Warehouse I is one of the oldest warehouses at Barton 1792 Distillery. All of these warehouses are seven stories high, metal clad, with concrete bottom floors, and windows all the way around the outside, allowing some direct sunlight inside. You can learn more about how the location in a traditional distillery warehouse effects the proof and maturation.
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After the barrels were emptied, the bourbon underwent a distinct filtering process, forgoing the typical chill filtration, and instead was only passed through a plate and frame filter to help maintain the its high proof. This allowed the bourbon to maintain a robust 125 proof for bottling, as well as the rich and bold flavor. The aroma is powerful – with vanilla and dried cherries notes. The first taste is intense as it meets the tongue, oaky and full bodied, but continues with flavors of caramel and jam-like fruit, before an enduring finish.
The 1792 Full Proof Bourbon joins previous releases of Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, and Single Barrel Bourbons. Although the 1792 Full Proof Bourbon is very limited in quantities, it will be released annually for the next few years. The 1792 Full Proof Bourbon will be available at retail starting in late May. Suggested retail pricing for a 750 ml bottle is $44.99.
Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in Bardstown, Ky, the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” This whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state.