1792 Single Barrel – Store Pick Review

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

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Henry McKenna Single Barrel

Henry McKenna Single Barrel has been known as a solid, mid-shelf, value bourbon.

Henry McKenna Single Barrel

Its specifications knock down many of the pins that bourbon fans want:

      • Bottled-in-Bond
      • 100 proof
      • 10-year age statement
      • Single barrel
      • Distilled, aged, and bottled on site by Heaven Hill, a reputable distiller
      • And, at least around here, will only set you back about $32

And yet, even with all it brings to the table, this bourbon has not traditionally been highly sought after. Maybe that’s because its label does not bear the words “limited release” or “special edition.” Maybe it’s because of its general availability.

Well, those days may be over.

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1792 High Rye

We continue our series on 1792 bourbons with a review of 1792 High Rye.  For a detailed history of 1792 and reviews of many other 1792 and Barton products, check out our 1792 page.

1792 High Rye

What is High Rye?  According to 1792, High Rye follows a traditional “rye” bourbon recipe, but uses “a much higher percentage of rye as the secondary grain than most bourbons do, creating a robust and full flavor.”  It is likely that this release is around 8 years of age. The initial release was aged in Barton Distillery’s Warehouse K on the second floor. It is, however, unknown whether subsequent releases were also aged 8 years or pulled from this same warehouse location.

High Rye is described as a “Limited Edition Expression” but has been released at least annually since it hit the market in 2016.

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