Tom’s Wine & Spirits 1792 Full Proof Pick

1792 Full Proof Store Pick

Over the past few years, we at Flight Club have been fortunate to snag (and share) both the not-so-hard-to-find continuous release 1792 products (like Full Proof, Single Barrel and Small Batch) as well as the  more limited and one-off 1792 releases (High Rye, Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, just to name a few). To better educate ourselves and those who follow us, we have reviewed all of these, along with several store picks. The product line is diverse, and we have found that this diversity offers a little something for just about everyone.

One of the most interesting 1792 products to our group is the Full Proof.  1792 Full Proof is 1792’s near barrel proof offering.  The name “Full Proof” signifies the 125 proof at which the spirit first entered the barrel – i.e., the barrel entry proof.  1792 is non-chill filtered.  The mash bill and the aging is believed to be identical to the Single Barrel and Small Batch offerings. 

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Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof – Tom’s Wine & Spirits Private Barrel

I’ll be the first to admit, I didn’t know jack. That is, until I tried a sample of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof a few months ago.

First, some perspective. I’ve never been a big Jack Daniel’s fan. With that said, you will never get me to say that standard black label Old No. 7 is a bad whiskey. It’s not. It’s just not the right whiskey for me. Jack Daniels Old No. 7 is known for its mellowness in terms of proof and flavor. It is those characteristics that make it popular, either straight or in the way it mingles with Coca-Cola.

I prefer a bigger, bolder American whiskey. For that reason, I’ve been typically drawn to (a) higher proof bourbons and (b) bourbons that have either spent more than 4-6 years in a barrel, or at least spent its time in barrels in the hotspots of a rick house.

Three months ago, I would have told you Jack Daniel’s couldn’t fit that bill.

I was wrong.

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Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Release Announcement

On April 10, 2018, Heaven Hill received approval for its release of Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon.

Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon

Larceny is a wheated bourbon (68% corn, 20% wheat, 12% malted barley) distilled and produced by Heaven Hill. Its lineage is presumably tied to the infamous Old Fitzgerald bourbon.

The approved label shows a proof of 125, up from the standard Larceny Bourbon’s 92 proof.

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Spring and Summer New Release Whiskeys

Winter is squarely in the rear-view mirror. Does that mean that we’re entering whiskey’s “off season,” during the Spring and Summer months?

Maybe that perspective could have been justified in years past. Yes, the Fall and Winter months traditionally yield the most whiskey intrigue. But, the whiskey industry’s continued boom means that every season is whiskey season.

There have been several exciting announcements for new release whiskeys locally and nationally this Spring and Summer. Here are a few that you should know:

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