Barton 1792 Adds A 12 Year Old Bourbon To Its Line Up - The Whiskey Wash

Barton 1792 Adds A 12 Year Old Bourbon To Its Line Up

By Nino Marchetti / July 8, 2019

The Barton 1792 distillery in Kentucky is a part of the Sazerac company, known most commonly to bourbon lovers because of its ownership of Buffalo Trace. It has debuted over time a number of limited edition expressions, including High Rye, Sweet Wheat, Single Barrel, Port Finish, Full Proof and Bottled in Bond. Joining these now is a new offering called 1792 Aged Twelve Years.

Barton 1792 Aged Twelve Years, according to those behind it, is a 12 year old bourbon that uses the same rye recipe as the distillery’s flagship bourbon. It is bottled at 96.6 proof and is set to be released each summer in limited quantities.

“Super-complex up front aromas,” said Barton 1792 Master Distiller Danny Kahn in a prepared statement. “The first thing that hits the palate is a subtle but rich sweetness.  It is full, slightly creamy, with a hint of pleasant spice that settles on the tongue. At the end, there is a touch of oaky smokiness that rounds out the aromas.

Barton 1792 Aged Twelve Years (image via Sazerac)

“The subtle smokiness of the oak married to the slightly spicy rye flavors and the complex aromas are a nod to what one should expect from a well-matured bourbon. Each time I take it in, I find more and more beautiful interactions!”

As it stands  now plans call for this bourbon to be made available this month for around $50 per 750 ml bottle. Barton 1792, for those that don’t know, was established in 1879 and is said today to be the oldest fully operating distillery in Bardstown where is is located. The total campus size of 196 acres and includes 27 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.