Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.
Retailer Partner: Grain & Vine
Name: 1792 Single Barrel
Company: Sazerac Company, Inc.
Distillery: Barton 1792 Distillery
Mashbill: Undisclosed (Marketed as “High rye,” and believed to be 15-25% rye)
Yield: 228 Bottles
Release Date: December 2019
This is our first pick with Grain & Vine which is located in Brooklyn, NY. This is our second 1792 Single Barrel pick this year and there’s a good reason for it. Our Single Barrel Club #2 “A Whole Different Animal” was a personal favorite of the BB team. It even made Eric’s favorite whiskeys of 2018 list. When we were given the chance to pick another 1792 Single Barrel we jumped at the chance.
Out of the three samples we choose from, one in particular stood out for its unique character. 1792 is already known has a spicy bourbon thanks to its high-rye mashbill. That was even more true with this pick. Overall this was a fairly easy choice for us out of the three samples. This 1792 Single Barrel has everything we want out of a single barrel club pick. It was the best representation of a unique single barrel that’s packed with flavor. It’s sweet on the palate, spicy during its finish, loaded with depth, and features overall unique character traits that make it a true standout from the pack.
Nose: Vanilla, caramel, spice, and light oak. The nose nicely opens up over time.
Palate: Caramel chews, Werther’s Original candy, and oak. It’s surprisingly sweet at times which is nicely offset by oak and encroaching rye spice from the finish.
Finish: Potent rye spice, dark fruit, and light oak. The spice really shines during the finish and lingers for some time.
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