We continue our series on 1792 bourbons with a review of 1792 Single Barrel Pick from Gomer’s Liquor store in Kansas City, Missouri, which does a terrific job of stocking several different varieties of single barrel store pick whiskys. For a detailed history of 1792 and reviews of many other 1792 and Barton products, check out our 1792 page.
Recently, we reviewed a standard Single Barrel of 1792. Our particular bottle came across as a bit unexciting. We picked up a store pick to see how it might compare.
1792 Single Barrel – Gomer’s Store Pick (95.6 Proof)
Nose: Vanilla, almond extract, dusty oak, butterscotch, honey tea, brown sugar, toffee, baking spice, baking spice. This barrel feels like it has a bit more age to it than our standard Single Barrel, as much of the corniness of 1792 is gone. Very little ethanol burn. (3/5)
Palate: Vanilla custard; baking spice, almond syrup, brown sugar; dry oak, developing dry cinnamon spice. Not particularly thick but not a full mouthfeel. (2.5/5)
Finish: Medium but thin; sharp cinnamon spice, baked apples, brown sugar, dry oak. Again, the dryness of the oak makes me want to drink water, not more 1792. (2.5/5)
Overall: Just too many flaws with this 1792 Single Barrel. Thin. Dry. Unfortunately, those qualities overwhelm the vanilla custard and butterscotch. (2.5/5)
Value: We reviewed a regular 1792 Single Barrel that is cheaper than this store pick, which we scored a half-point higher “Overall.” We rated that bottle’s value at a mere 2/5. I couldn’t bring myself to buy another of these, especially since the Small Batch was as good or better than both. (1.5/5)
“Just too many flaws with this 1792 Single Barrel.”
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.