Our weekly review includes this specialty barrel release of 1792. I’ve had the original release and it was pretty tasty but man was it spicy as fuck.
This limited release had the same attributes but since I began drinking bourbon, I’ve learned a few tricks about the hotter blends. This was also, was spicy as fuck. Got an orange tint on the color with caramel notes on the nose.
I added whiskey rocks to it. That made a huge difference. The rocks
were the ones that just cool the drink down. I’ve found they’ve helped take away some of the intensity and heat without dulling the flavor of a whiskey.
Letting the glass sit for a moment gave it room to breathe and finally cool down. Now the sweetness comes out – light corn but mostly mellow caramel with a hint of vanilla on the end. Not a shooting bourbon, that’s for sure, unless you like burning your throat!