1792 Aged Twelve Years Bourbon Whiskey Review

1792 Aged Twelve Years Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Brand: 1792 Aged Twelve Years (2019 release)
Distiller: Barton 1792 Distillery
Proof: 96.6
Age: 12 years

Label Notes:

  • Twelve years is a long time to wait, but patience has its rewards. This impeccable bourbon whiskey is the satisfying result of maturing for more than a decade in the finest charred American white oak barrels. Rich flavors of vanilla and cocoa abound in this full-bodied bourbon. After spending twelve years in oak, the delicate fruit notes in this whiskey are met with a lingering smoky finish that is more complex than most.
  • Distilled and bottled by Barton 1792 Distillery, Bardwtown KY


Color: Amber

Nose: Pronounced nose of worn leather, cherry, peanut butter, red apple, light caramel, tootsie roll, brown sugar, cinnamon, graham cracker, vanilla. Everytime I pour myself a glass of this I feel like I’m getting something new.

Palate: Slightly viscous mouthfeel, red apple, oak, dark caramel. Some nice spicy cinnamon heat.

Finish: Slightly astringent, very oaky. As this opens up a bit the bitterness fades and is replaced by sweet caramel and completely unexpected bright red strawberry. Lots of mint and tobacco come in late and linger.


I lucked across a couple bottles of this – one I traded to a friend for a Weller 12. The other I pull down every so often, savoring it since this is a limited release. For the money, this is a fantastic bottle at retail – some good complexity and great flavors.


Rating Overview:
1: Gross I can’t even drink this crap.
2: Poor I would force this down in good company
3: Bad I wouldn’t have to force it down, but it’s not good either.
4: Not Bad But still not good.
5: Just OK Average.
6: Good Above average, but not special.
7: Very Good Well above average.
8: Excellent This is a favorite of mine for sure.
9. Amazing I would bathe in this if I could afford to.
10. Life Altering Nothing could be better than this.

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