A glass of bourbon has been the reward for a long day labored in fields and factories by men across America for more than a century.
Furrowed brows, dirty with grit and sweat have sat with a glass in hand ? contemplating achievements made and the mountains to climb the day next.
Backbone Bourbon was crafted for those who understand that hard work, guts and determination warrant a moment to stop and reflect.
Backbone Bourbon, served straight or on a large block of ice, offers big, bold flavors. It's high proof, because life isn?t watered down and nor should your bourbon.
Work hard. Persevere. When the sun settles and day is done, pour yourself a Backbone. You?ve earned it.?
|10 Distillery Road Series Kentucky Straight Rye finished in rum casks (3 yr finish)
|MASH BILL WITH 75% CORN.
APPEARANCE: WARM AMBER / BROWN
NOSE: MEDIUM SWEETNESS WITH HINTS OF VANILLA AND OAK, HINT OF HONEY
PALATE: SMOOTH, MEDIUM BODIED, TOASTED NUTS
FINISH: SWEET, MEDIUM-LONG, VANILLA
AGED: NEW CHARRED OAK BARREL
INGREDIENTS: CORN, RYE, AND BARLEY
Global Spirits Competition: Gold
North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition: Gold
Denver International Spirits Festival: Gold
Jim Murray's 2018 Whiskey Bible ratings: 92 points
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.
This bourbon was aged for six years in new white oak barrels before spending another two years extracting the subtle, yet sweet flavors from used port wine barrels. The rich vanilla characters of American oak mingle with the delicate fruit notes from port to create this magnificent whiskey.
1792 Port Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose:?Aromas of caramel apples, vanilla and intense chocolate to the bourbon.
Palate:?Notes of strawberry jam, raisins, gingerbread and cinnamon toast.
Finish:?Long and complex, accented by hints of sweet licorice and cherry pie.
15 Stars Triple Cask Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Cognac, Port, and rum casks