We were incredibly lucky to catch Danny Kahn, Master Distiller of Barton’s/1792, while he was in Los Angeles! We covered all areas of his expertise, including how he came into his position AND the process behind making 1792 Full Proof, which was just named Best Whiskey in the World by Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible!
What we drank:
1792 Small Batch (10:25)
1792 Single Barrel (17:20)
1792 Bottled in Bond (21:24)
1792 Full Proof (24:00)
From the 1792 website: 1792bourbon.com
Raise A Glass To Raised Expectations
1792 Small Batch Bourbon is sophisticated and complex. A distinctly different bourbon created with precise craftsmanship. Made from our signature “high rye” recipe and the marriage of select barrels carefully chosen by our Master Distiller. 1792 Bourbon has an expressive and elegant flavor profile. Unmistakable spice mingles with sweet caramel and vanilla to create a bourbon that is incomparably brash and bold, yet smooth and balanced. Elevating whiskey to exceptional new heights, 1792 Bourbon is celebrated by connoisseurs worldwide.
Limited Edition Expressions
These rare and special whiskeys are truly distinct and extraordinary. Released on a limited basis, each offers a rich flavor profile achieved through flawless distillation, unique recipes, patient maturation, and perfect proofing. Seven limited special expressions of 1792 have been bottled thus far, with more new offerings crafted periodically and bottled as our Master Distiller determines when each one is ready.
In order to create this unique bourbon, the finest barrels are selected and tasted from the best aging warehouses. Only those barrels deemed “exceptional” are then bottled individually, one by one. This preserves the distinct character of each barrel.
Bottled in Bond
In 1897, the Bottled-in-Bond Act revolutionized the quality of American whiskey. Carrying on that tradition, this well-aged bourbon comes from only barrels filled during the same distilling season and is bottled at exactly 100 proof for a bold taste and lingering finish—a testament to the Bottled-in-Bond Act established over a century ago.
Bourbon insiders have long acknowledged that full proof bourbon has a distinguished and rich flavor. This bourbon underwent a distinct filtering process,forgoing the typical chill filtration and passing only through a plate and frame filter. This allowed the bourbon to maintain a robust proof for bottling, as well as a full, rich and bold flavor. Bottled at its original 125 barrel entry proof, just as it was years ago when the barrels were first filled, 1792 Full Proof Bourbon is exceptionally distinct.