1792 Single Barrel Select HyVee

American Whiskey Review #13: 1792 Single Barrel Select HyVee


Distillery: Barton 1792 Distillery

Region: Kentucky

ABV: 49.3%

Age: NAS

Barrel Number: 124

Price: $42

Color: 1.1, Burnished.

Nose (according to the wife): Starts with a little squeal of delight. Lots and lots of caramel, some maple syrup, and then banana cream pudding. Smells delicious.

Palate: Medium mouth feel. It tastes absolutely like bananas foster in a bottle. You get bananas, brown sugar, a bit of toasted sugar, some vanilla, cinnamon, and a tiny hint of pecan.

Finish: The finish is a bit on the short side. That little bit of toasted sugar is there along with a bit of vanilla.

Conclusion: With all of the craze about 1792 whiskey lately, I figured I should give one a try. This bottle is one from their Single Barrel Select line with the barrel picked out and bottle for HyVee here in the Midwest. DanZ remarked to me on Discord that it’s “legit banana in a bottle” and he was pretty spot on! It starts off with a really delightful nose that had my wife very happy with some banana cream pudding notes along with caramel and maple syrup. The palate is absolutely full of banana and some spices making me really think of a bananas foster. A little bit of creaminess is probably all that’s missing to make that analogy really work. The finish could be a bit longer but I do like the toasted sugar and vanilla that is in it. All in all, a tasty whisky but if you don’t like bananas I’d say try before you buy. Would I buy another bottle? Probably.

Final Score: 80.

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Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection (if feasible).
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.