Barton 1792 Distillery has unveiled a second new expression in its collection of premium 1792 whiskeys, 1792 Port Finish Bourbon. The first expression released earlier in 2015 was a 1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon.
1792 Port Finish Bourbon marries bourbon whiskey with the sweet flavor profile from port wine barrels. The bourbon was aged for six years in new American white oak barrels before spending another two years maturing inside used port wine barrels, extracting the sweet flavors distinct to port wine. The rich vanilla characters of American white oak mingle with the delicate fruit notes of port to create a whiskey with rich character and full flavor.
Ken Pierce, director of distillation and quality assurance, describes the new bourbon as having “A rich aroma of apple and fruit mingling with noticeable vanilla. The taste is soft, yet balanced. Filled with toasted caramel, jam-like fruit, and a touch of licorice. A clean, somewhat lingering finish completes the taste.”
1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery and is bottled at 88.9 proof. Bottles are expected in stores sometime in October at the suggested retail price of $39.99. 1792 Distillery plans to release more new and different expressions over the next few years.
When the Commonwealth of Kentucky joined the union in 1792, American whiskey craftsmanship was still in its infancy. The Kentucky distilling industry emerged from the combination of fertile soil, limestone filtered water, perfect seasonal fluctuations, and the passion of distillers. For over two centuries, Kentucky distillers have advanced the excellence of crafting American whiskey, honing the artistry and skill for making distinguished products.
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