From a Distillery with more ups and downs than a pogoing punk comes Ardcore. Created with roasted black malt, roasted to the extreme, this spirit is all about what happens up front ??? centre stage. The malt is what defines its distinctive profile. Described as tasting like ?biting on a spiky ball?, Ardcore is a dram that wears its heart on its sleeve? its black heart!
Notes of charcoal and sweet smoke make for an in-your-face nose, while potent notes of aniseed and dark chocolate stamp this bottle out as one fit only for the most Ardcore of fans.
15 Stars Triple Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Cognac, Port, and rum casks
|1792 Aged Twelve Years is made using the same high-rye mash bill as the flagship no-age statement Small Batch Bourbon bottling. Aged for 12 years, this bourbon bottling will be released each summer going forward. The first batch is set to launch in July 2019.
A distinct batch of barrels were hand-selected especially for this commemorative release. These barrels aged for 10 years at Barton 1792 Distillery before being bottled at specifically 92.15 proof. This special proof is a nod to the year 1792 and to Kentucky being the 15th state to join the Union. The dark blue neckband on the bottle and back label are a salute to the official state seal. This is the sixth limited edition release of 1792 Bourbon expressions, the 225th Anniversary Bourbon joins previous releases of High Rye, Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, Single Barrel, and Full Proof Bourbons.
1792 225th Anniversary Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose:?Caramel, fruit, and vanilla cream greet you out of the glass. The fruit is reminiscent of cherry or strawberry. There's also a nice angel food cake note underneath.
Palate:?First thing I get is a little caramel, brown sugar, and oak, followed by a warm, juicy red fruit similar to what I found in the 1792 Sweet Wheat but more pronounced. There is a nice burn on the tail end that carries the notes of fruit and cream into the finish.
Finish:?Sweet, fruity, and oaky with a bit of caramel. The finish is medium in length and the whiskey leaves a nice ?full? feeling coating the mouth. There is a little vanilla and a nice spice to finish it off.
|MASH BILL WITH 95% RYE.
APPEARANCE: GOLDEN AMBER
NOSE: AROMAS OF OAK, DARK FRUIT AND LIGHT CARAMEL WITH A HINT OF CINNAMON
PALATE: SPICY, FULL BODIED, TOUCH OF TOFFEE
FINISH: DRY FINISH WITH LINGERING SPICE AND OAK NOTES
AGED: CHARRED OAK BARREL
INGREDIENTS: RYE AND BARLEY
Global Spirits Competition: Double Gold
North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition: Gold
Denver International Spirits Festival: Silver
Jim Murray's 2018 Whiskey Bible rating: 94 points
|10 Distillery Road Series Kentucky Straight Rye finished in rum casks (3 yr finish)