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1792 12Yr Straight Bourbon Whisky

$99.99

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Critic Score
90/100
Size
750ml
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
1792 12Yr Straight Bourbon Whisky - Item Code: 08751

American Whiskey Varieties

American whiskey is whiskey (a distilled beverage made from fermented grain puree) produced in the United States. The main types of American whiskey are bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, rye malt whiskey, malt whiskey, wheat whiskey, Tennessee whiskey and corn whiskey. All of them are made from mashed potatoes containing at least 51% of the aforementioned grains. 

Mixed whiskeys, whiskey blends, grain whiskeys and distilled whiskeys that do not indicate a dominant grain are also included. ... In the case of blends, American whiskey can include artificial colors and flavors. The laws governing the above products differ between products made for consumption in the United States and those exported abroad. 

With a wide variety in one category, American whiskey refers to any spirit drink made in America distilling fermented grain must - usually corn, wheat, rye or barley. American whiskey must be distilled to a maximum alcoholic strength of 95% and bottled with an alcoholic strength of 40% or higher. To be called pure whiskey, it must also be aged in white oak barrels for at least two years and must not contain any added color or flavor.

About the Producer: Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton Distillery 1792 claims to be the oldest fully functioning distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. The property was founded by Tom Moore in 1879, but now takes its name from the year Kentucky joined the United States. Hidden in a ravine, the distillery has enjoyed inferior status for most of its history, in addition to numerous owners and name changes. Its post-ban history began in 1944, when it was bought by Oscar Goetz's Barton Brands. It was then purchased by Constellation in 1999 and later acquired by Sazerac, which gave the factory its current name and opened a visitor's center to promote the brand. The 79-hectare (196-acre) site houses a workshop, 29 old warehouses, 21 other buildings and a Tom Moore fountain. The 1940s red brick distillery uses various kneading plants, its own yeast, and has a copper-headed beer cube. Bourbon 1792 base stock is made from a patented recipe with high rye content and is also known as “Small Batch”. or Ridgemount Nature Reserve. Numerous limited editions were also produced, including the single-barrel series, port and a version made with wheat instead of rye.

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