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  1. #11
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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    opened a bottle last night, i have a standard bottle from Total Wine and a barrel select from Jubilation in Albuquerque. Had two pours from the standard bottling and they both went down very nicely with just a single ice cube cool it a bit. A trifle sweeter than i usually like, but in all a pretty nice bourbon.

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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    When I had it, I enjoyed it. Good balance of sweet, spice and vanilla.

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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    I've been exploring the TPS 1792 barrel selection - I like it well enough, but at 2X the cost of VOB BiB and trading oak influence for the nice fruity balance in the VOB, I don't get it at this point. TPS says this is closer to 10 yrs, vs. the 8 yrs in the barrel select, but if 1792 is coming from the higher floors of the rickhouse, I'd love to see what a 8-10 yr Barton at 100 pf might be like off the lower floors.
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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    I myself have never been a fan of the Barton house style,I have a had a few private selections that seem to seem to mask the yeasty/artificially sweetened banana a bit more and seem to balance out overall entirely better.I think it is a fairly well crafted product and not a bad value overall but just one that does not suit my tastes.In closing I will agree with most that it does not take to the addition of water very well at all and seems to go really wash out the profile rather quickly.
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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    Hi Joe-

    What's IIRC mean? Couldn't find it in the "Frequently Used Abbreviations & Acronyms" page, and a search for it led me astray.

    Thanks.

    -Charlie
    IIRC = If I recall correctly

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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    1792 is one of my regular pours. I am vry much a fan of the Barton flavor, as I think VOB and 1792 are th ekings of their respective price ranges. I will say I've had many of the regular offering and a few TPS private selection bottles, and while I've enjoyed all I do find a lot of variance that I wouldn't expect from most labels.

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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    I myself have never been a fan of the Barton house style

    Ryan I hold it as a sacred principle that those who disagree with me are fully entitled to their own wrong headed opinion.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    I've had a real hit and miss experience with 1792. First time i bought it, reminded me of liquid honey. Went through that first bottle fairly quick, neat, rocks, w/Coke. Next bottle (about a 6 month delay) and i had to almost pour it out. Made a fine marinade, but just had too acidic a bite to it and it didn't seem to matter what i did to it.

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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Ryan I hold it as a sacred principle that those who disagree with me are fully entitled to their own wrong headed opinion.
    Hey,I didn't beat up on OGD and will never shy away from a pour of BIB or 114.....and I think the term "thick skulled"would be a bit more well suited in my case.
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    Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    1792 is something I've tried several times. To me it had a taste of leather, and was rather dry and woody. It seemed like a quality whiskey, just not my thing. By the way, I'm a big fan of VOB.

 

 

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