Following the release earlier this year of 1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon, Barton 1792 Distillery unveils its second new expression in its collection 1792 Port Finish Bourbon.
This limited edition Bourbon is produced using a painstaking process that marries expertly crafted bourbon whiskey with the sweet flavor profile from port wine barrels. Aged for six years in new American white oak barrels before spending another two years maturing inside used port wine barrels, the finished product combines the vanilla characters of American white oak mingled with the delicate fruit notes of port.
Ken Pierce, director of distillation and quality assurance, describes the new bourbon as having “A rich aroma of apple and fruit mingling with noticeable vanilla. The taste is soft, yet balanced. Filled with toasted caramel, jam-like fruit, and a touch of licorice. A clean, somewhat lingering finish completes the taste.”
1792 Port Finish Bourbon is bottled at 88.9 proof. Bottles are expected to hit stores sometime in October at the suggested retail price of $39.99.