American Whiskey Review #83: 1792 Full Proof Single Barrel Select Proof Omaha
Distillery: Barton 1792
Color: 1.6, Mahogany/Henna Notes.
Nose: It’s a mashup I never thought I’d smell, but is quite nice. There’s a bit of mom’s homemade banana bread, in all of it’s nutty goodness (she uses a lot of walnuts), and Smucker’s Uncrustable PB&J sandwiches. There’s a bit of cherry infused caramel as well.
Palate: It is on tad on the hot side and very, very rich. There’s the distinct note of salted caramel peanut brittle which is quite nice. A nice serving of sweet vanilla comes along with it, almost like vanilla ice cream. With some water, it does cool itself down which does thin things out but the flavors remain. There’s a lot of oak as well.
Finish: Medium to short in length. Caramel, oak, and a dash of sugar.
Conclusion: This 1792 Full Proof bottling was a single barrel select for the Proof bar in Omaha, NE which is local to me. When I went to pick this up, the owner said to me that it’s a better version of the regular 1792 Full Proof. I think I have to mostly agree with him. All of the same flavors are there with caramel peanut brittle and vanilla, but they’re all intensified. It’s richer, it’s sweeter, it’s more nutty, there’s more oak even which all leads to a quite tasty whiskey. Well done Joel and team!
Final Score: 83.
American Whiskey Review #83, Bourbon Review #61, Whisky Network Review #368
- 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.