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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo
    Ok, I had to buy a bottle. It is not my cup of tea for sure. A bit to Rye and not sweet enough. I would not by another bottle. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 5.
    Give it another try in a day or so. You might get a better feeling the second time around. I was a little surprised on the first pour....it was a bit better than expected. The second time around was even a little better. I would not rate it in the top 10-20% - but I would give it a 7 out of 10 IMHO.
    "All I can say is that I have taken more out of alcohol than it has taken out of me".....Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProofPositive
    Give it another try in a day or so. You might get a better feeling the second time around. I was a little surprised on the first pour....it was a bit better than expected. The second time around was even a little better. I would not rate it in the top 10-20% - but I would give it a 7 out of 10 IMHO.
    If you ever tasted it "straight out of the barrel", as I did on a recent tour of Barton, You'd probably give it an 11. It was, IMHO, one of the finest whiskies I have ever tasted (and that would be a lot!!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe
    If you ever tasted it "straight out of the barrel", as I did on a recent tour of Barton, You'd probably give it an 11. It was, IMHO, one of the finest whiskies I have ever tasted (and that would be a lot!!).
    Joe
    I'll take your word for it. You certainly qualify as much more of an expert than me! Is it common to get a taste straight out of the barrel at Barton....and, for that matter, any other distilleries? Just wondering. That may qualify as a semi-dumb question - but, I have never toured a distillery. I hope to do a few in the near future though.
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    Turns out previous to reading this thread I bought this because it looked decent and was on sale for $19.99...turns out it was a great choice - really enjoying this bourbon. Similar to Jack Daniels only in my opinion a bit smoother. Excellent sipping bourbon, good on the rocks or with your choice of beverage if you so please.

    Enjoy everyone.

    Brian

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    Interesting that at least two people make comparisons to JD. I have to try my RiRe together with JD single barrel next time I pick it out from the cupboard.

    Again, I wonder about the handwritten tasting notes on the back label. On my bottle it says "Rich flavor, velvety".

    Does any one else have something different written on theirs?
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    Tasting Notes

    I haven't had any of the 1792, does anyone have any tasting notes or comments they'd like to share?

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    The 2nd page of this thread has tasting notes.
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    Thanks, it sounds great

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    I've sipped at this bourbon a couple of times earlier in the month. Tonight I put on my taster's cap, such as it is, and went to work.

    Bottom line: I do not enjoy this bourbon. I will not buy another bottle when this one is finally gone. With all the other enjoyable bourbons at hand, I can't imagine when I will reach for this one again.

    The nose is actually quite pleasant for the most part, even though meager. Mostly I get pale, sweet aromas, akin to cotton candy or vanilla. A touch of something very harsh, acetone would hardly be an overstatement, came and went.

    It's all downhill from there. The palate is thin and harsh. It took a while to recall what it reminds me of. It's Jefferson's Reserve, the one I once likened to shavings from a No. 2 pencil -- wood, paint and all.

    The finish quickly turns dry, acrid and bitter.

    Perhaps that cork was trying to warn me away.

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    First post here! I recently finished a bottle of 1972 and have the following notes:

    • The bottle was fantastic...nice weight
    • The nose had strong wet leather and oaky smell...almost musty
    • Fairly smooth with complex overtones of candied spice, toffee, and faint vanilla - rye is definately present
    • Purchased for $24.99 at the local ABC

    Overall, I'd give it a 7 out of 10.

 

 

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