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Thomas S. Moore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Casks

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Casks

Company: Sazerac Company Inc.

Distillery: Barton 1792 Distillery

Release Date: December 2020

Proof: 98.9

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Dark Amber

MSRP: $70 (2021)

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NOSE

Earthy note | Port wine | Dark fruit | Touch of ethanol | Aromas explode out of the glass

palate

Heavy port wine | Clove | Raisin | Light cinnamon | Robust

finish

Surge of dark fruit | Spice develops and takes over | Long

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This release honors Barton 1792 Distillery’s founder Thomas S. More, who built the distillery in 1889. It represents one of three cask finished releases, and according to the company press release, future releases under the newly introduced Thomas S. Moore brand are planned. Described as an “Extended Finish” per the label, while the exact length of finishing time is unknown, the effect is quite potent. Port cask finishing is a more common type of whiskey finishing, with one of the leaders and most notable being Angel’s Envy Bourbon Port Finish. Thomas S. Moore Port Finish offers intense port notes without overdoing it, which will be appealing to fans of this style. With that being said, it doesn’t break any barriers for the finishing style and still feels a bit rough around the edges, a trait standard 1792 Small Batch Bourbon is also known for. Certainly pick up a bottle if you can find it, but don’t overpay for it.

The sample used for this review was provided at no cost courtesy of its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick

January 13, 2021
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