1792 High Rye Bourbon Continues Stream Of Barton Special Releases - The Whiskey Wash

1792 High Rye Bourbon Continues Stream Of Barton Special Releases

By Nino Marchetti / October 12, 2016

1792 High Rye BourbonSweet Wheat, Port Finish, Single Barrel, and Full Proof. These are the special bottlings from Sazerac’s Barton 1792 distillery. While it is interesting to see how many different ways you can chop up a bourbon into variations for limited edition offerings, one has to wonder how many more of these we will see. Whatever the case, here’s the fifth iteration in this line up – 1792 High Rye Bourbon.

1792 High Rye Bourbon, according to the distillery, “brings an even more intense amount of rye to the mash bill.” It was distilled in May of 2008, and aged for a little more than eight years on the second floor of Warehouse K at Barton 1792’s historic Bardstown, Kentucky location. It was then bottled at 94.3 proof, and is about to hit retail at around $36 per bottle.

Information from 1792 suggests that this high rye bourbon will actually move beyond being just a one-off offering. Instead, we are told to “expect to see annual releases of this robust bourbon after its initial release this fall.” Official limited tasting notes, in the meantime, are below for your consideration.

Starting off with a lightly noticeable but balanced indication of smooth butterscotch, light vanilla, and orange peel. The pallet introduces hints of anise and black pepper but centers around the explosive spiciness of rye that increases, yet balances out on the surprisingly smooth finish.