Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Barrel Select Bourbon Whiskey was first introduced to me at the Whiskey Revival hosted at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. My wife and I attended the whiskey tasting and I indicated in a previous blog post that I would provide insight on other whiskies experienced at the revival.
The Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Bourbon Whiskey is a very smooth whiskey with a slight spicy/peppery bite and caramel-toffee sweetness to the taste. The 1792 bourbon is distilled and bottled by the Barton 1792 Distillery which is located in Bardstown, KY. The whiskey has won a number of awards and is the official toasting bourbon of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. You might want to mark your calendars to attend the Kentucky Bourbon Festival scheduled for September 15-20, 2015 in Bardstown, KY.
I was very happy to pickup a bottle of the Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Bourbon whiskey due the hit it made during the whiskey revival. The whiskey turned out to be a great experiment for the master blender since the whiskey has the lovely creaminess which helps balance out the spicy notes.
The 1792 Small Batch bourbon is complex in both aroma and flavor. I’m curious to try a cigar with this whiskey but since it has a complex rye flavor. I have to look at trying a mild to probably medium bodied cigar similar to either Macanudo Gold Label, Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real, Montecristo Classic, Alec Bradley American Classic, or Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Connecticut. Well, which ever cigar I decide to pair with the 1792 Bourbon whisky, it would be a interesting experience.
The tasting notes were accomplished during a recent “nosing” session while researching the 1792 Bourbon whiskey.
Nose: Sweet caramel with evidence of toffee, the flavor of pumpkin pie types of spices runs over the tongue; a rich rye flavor profile as well as vanilla
Palate/Taste: A slight sherry or fruity smoothness is apparent; creamy honey flavor, rye and vanilla like flavor; spicy-peppery flavor balanced out by the creamy sweetness
Finish: Rich, velvety flavor coats the tongue and lingers.
Conclusion: This is a bourbon with which to convince Scotch drinkers.
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