1792 Sweet Wheat

American Whiskey Review #26: 1792 Sweet Wheat

Distillery: Barton 1792

Region: Kentucky

Price: Thanks to /u/pwnedapanda for letting me try this!

ABV: 45.6%

Age: NAS.

Color: 1.3, Russet/Muscat.


Nose: It smells of a freshly baked sweet bread loaded up with vanilla and a bit of spice.

Palate: Rather silky mouthfeel. There’s a bit of fruit up front in the form of a dark cherry. That gives way a bit to a sweet bread note, its slightly sweeter than a brioche or challah but not quite as sweet as a Hawaiian bread though it gets sweeter as you go on. A bit of cola comes in behind this bringing the dark cherry back with it as well along with a bit of oak spice.

Finish: Medium-to-short in length. More that sweet bread note lingers along with some oak spice.

Conclusion: If you’ve ever wanted to try liquefied, alcoholic bread, this whiskey is that. It’s fairly straight forward, the only notes that pop up are a sweet bread and a bit of dark cherry cola, but it’s pretty delicious. The sweetness intensifies as you drink which makes it far too easy to keep drinking. Much like the 1792 Single Barrel I’d had, I imagine this is a dram I’d keep going back to. Would I buy a bottle? If I can find it at retail, absolutely.

Final Score: 80.

American Whiskey Review #26, Bourbon Review #21, Whisky Network Review #198


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.

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