1792 Small Batch Bourbon
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Small Batch Bourbon is a distinctively smooth, handcrafted small-batch bourbon, patiently aged 8 years in new charred oak barrels. This 93.7 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named for the year Kentucky became a state. Rich and velvety, with smooth flavors of vanilla and caramel, it's the perfect bourbon for toasting any special occasion.
Barton Brands Distillery, owned by Sazerac (the same folks that own Buffalo Trace), has produced 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon for almost a decade or so now. This bourbon is called “barrel select”, which essentially means it is a small batch bourbon.
A good dose of rye spice. Very nice! Good balance of flavors on the nose and palate, with caramel custard, bright fruit (Clementine, golden raisin orange marmalade), a peppering of spice (fresh mint, warming cinnamon, dried vanilla), green tea, a hint of toasted marshmallow, and a pleasing dried oak, tobacco-tinged finish. Lots of character!
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, 2010 Edition: 92.5 Rating
1792 Small Batch earned a score of 95 points, tying Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old Bourbon, at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2012.