Review: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Bourbon

1792 (a reference to the year that Kentucky became a state) comes from the Barton Distilling Company, which ages this small batch whiskey for 8 years before releasing it as a 93.7 proof finished product.

That product is ready-made for any sweet tooth: 1792 is one of the most sugary, dessert-friendly bourbons I’ve ever had. If they were sipping whiskey like this in the 1700s, it’s a miracle we ever made it through the Industrial Revolution.

That sweetness overwhelms everything: The nose speaks of honey and molasses, the body is brown sugar all the way, more molasses, nuts, and toasted wood character. To call 1792 simplistic would be incorrect: It knows what it wants to be and goes full-tilt for it, right for the throat. There are other bourbons that are more nuanced, complicated, and interesting, but I’d point to 1792 first for the after-dinner crowd.

B+ / $25 / 1792bourbon.com

1792 ridgemont reserve bourbon Review: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Bourbon

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4 Responses to Review: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Bourbon

  1. I’ve been considering giving this one a go, but I’ve never known anything about it. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to add another bourbon to my ever growing collection. Thanks for the review!

    Kind of a random note. You wouldn’t happen to know where one might acquire a bottle of Citadelle Reserve would you?

  2. My husband does have quite the sweet tooth, and he’s been drinking a lot of this recently. We’ve discovered it goes remarkably well with Toblerone bars.

  3. Chris is dead on with this bourbon. It is excellent and is far more of a versatile whisky than most. It works well reduced and whisked with butter and pecans over brie or used in a caramel sauces for desserts. About 2 years ago I replaced Maker’s Mark with 1792 for a bbq sauce that I has been a hit with my neighbors and family for…well as long as I have known them.

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