Review #40: 1792 Small Batch

Today I’m continuing my 1792 series with their cheapest expression and the one that introduced me to the lineup. I was still nice and early in my bourbon journey when I was exploring low cost bottles that were supposed to be better than the bourbon I knew and didn’t particularly care for(JD, WT101, JB, etc). Spoiler alert, it lived up to that very low hype bar :)

Review

Age: NAS

Abv: 93.7 Proof (46.85% ABV)

Color: A deep gold

Price: 24.99

Neat

Nose: A nice balance of caramel, oak and rye spice notes

Taste: Slightly watery mouthfeel with primarily caramel notes and a nit of spice

Finish: Short but sweet and caramelly with a hint of spice

On a rock

Nose: The caramel note transforms into something closer to honey and the spice is muted though the oak note holds steady

Taste: Still a little watery though the ice helps with the mouthfeel. More honey with smaller notes of oak and rye spice

Finish: Still short and sweet with just a touch of spice

Conclusion

It’s a little thin on the mouthfeel and the notes aren’t as strong as I like nowadays but it was a great intro in better bourbon and I love the higher proof and extra aged variants. If you’re early in your journey or looking for a great intro for newcomers I’d highly recommend this great, super affordable bourbon. I also usually have it on hand as a great to share whiskey :)

6 - a good whiskey I’m still happy to drink

Fair - Worth the money, happy with my purchase

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