A Boozy Journal - 10/365 - 1792 Single Barrel


Distillery: Barton 1792 Distillery (owned by The Sazerac Company)

Location: Bardstown, KY

Brand: 1792 (Barton)

Age Notes: 4 years minimum (see below for how we know this), probably no older than 8-9 based on prior history

Cask Notes: New American oak, charred (# of char unknown) ABV: 46.85%


Let's talk about bourbon rules real quick! This will get re-posted here on its own, for purposes of easy searching, but I wanted to list out what rules apply to this bottle and others. Bourbon must be made of at least 51% corn.

Bourbon must be distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by volume).

Bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels.

Bourbon may not be introduced to the barrel at higher than 125 proof (62.5% alcohol by volume).

Bourbon which meets the above requirements and has been aged for a minimum of two years, may (but is not required to) be called Straight Bourbon.

Bourbon aged for a period less than four years must be labeled with the duration of its aging.

If an age is stated on the label, it must be the age of the youngest whiskey in the bottle.

Only whiskey produced in the United States can be called bourbon.

This should be a 4+ year bourbon and of course, from one single barrel. There's some variety that can happen because of varying char levels, variance in barrel entry proof. I've found the single barrel to be remarkably consistent though, in profile!


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