Barton Brand Distillery Tasting Notes

Posted: August 29, 2013 in American Whiskies, Bourbon

1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon 46.85%

8 year old Bourbon distilled at the Barton Brand Distillery, owned by the Sazerac Company.

Tasted: July 2013

A big, sweet, demerara sugar and fudgy oak nose. Fleshy and a little flabby with banana fritter and toffee along with some developing spicy rye notes. The rye takes it’s time to fight it’s way through the corn and oak but it eventually adds some earthy notes along with some herbal, minty notes too. 

The palate is light, corn sweet and toffee’d with some lazy, soft oak vanillins and plenty of toffee’d popcorn. The palate has an almost leesy character along with some demerara sugar and light spices. Some bitter oak emerges on the middle along with the developing crisp spices. Quite oily now with the rye finally arriving to offset some of the sweetness. Very long and deceptively complex. It begins in such a laid back fashion you think that it is going nowhere but it finally perks up and picks up the pace when the rye arrives!

 

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