1792 Small Batch
1792 Small Batch is Barton’s flagship bourbon. Having undergone name changes over the years from 1792 Ridgewood Reserve to 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, and finally to 1792 Small Batch
While still branded as 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, the 8 year age statement found on the back of the bottle was removed in late 2013. Not long after, the bottle design was updated in conjunction with the change to 1792 Small Batch.
Nose: Rye spice, vanilla, and caramel. A trace of oak lingers underneath.
Palate: There’s little subtlety here. Rye spice along with sweet vanilla and caramel solidify their presence. The mouthfeel is satisfying, as the bourbon is slightly more chewy than average. It comes across as a sort of “sweet versus spice” effect in the sense that the contrasting bold flavours seem to be complementing one another. This gives it a dose of character that some may love, while others may hate.
Finish: Rye spice, vanilla, and caramel present themselves again in the medium-length finish. Spice leads the charge, while the sweeter flavours take over as the flavours decay. Dark fruit makes a brief appearance, but it’s alongside the general “sweet” note.
Awards for 1792 Small Batch
- Gold – Liquid Gold Award – 2019 – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
- Silver – Small Batch Bourbon up to 5 Yrs – 2019 – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
- Silver – Bourbon – Premium – 2017 – The American Whiskey Masters (The Spirits Business)
What some of our whisky loving friends have said about 1792 Small Batch
QUOTE 1 “Just a nice and well-balanced Bourbon that I would recommend to anybody! Really smooth to drink and a very nice taste that stays in your mouth. I think it’s worth it for the price!”