The Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky was established in 1879 in the heart of bourbon country. Kentucky only became a state in 1792 and the 1792 Kentucky Bourbon is named after that year. Door number 17 of the Drinks by the Dram Bourbon Advent Calendar 2016 made it possible for me to try…
Nose: A grainy sweet whiff of rye immediately comes out of the wee bottle. Upon further investigation, sweet caramel and vanilla together with milk chocolate and hazelnuts with more savoury, earthy autumn notes like mushrooms and wet leaves mingle.
Palate: the sweet creamy caramel notes continue on the palate adding sweet caramelised apples and fudge with hazelnuts and chocolate on top. Later some spices are added into the mix, giving freshly ground black pepper and hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Finish: a long sweet finish with liquorice root and a long lasting creamy caramel. Very dark, almost bitter chocolate with a blood orange marmalade inside makes it really worth the wait.
Conclusion: Except for the hint of bitter on the finish, this is a very nice dram indeed. Smooth, and very enjoyable on its own.
.many thanks for sharing, Drinks by the Dram!