1792 Port Finish Bourbon spends 6 years in new oak, then 2 years in former Port casks for a total of 8 years of aging.
Regular readers know I’m a sucker for Port-finished spirits, and this is a fine example of how well bourbon and Port can pair. A nose of dense caramel and milk chocolate gets things going. On the tongue, the classic vanilla bourbon notes come forward first, then the dark fruit notes from the Port casks take over. Chewy raisin and dried cherry lead to baking spice notes that include gingerbread and cinnamon toast. The finish is lengthy, quite sweet, and just a bit gummy, echoing the chocolate notes up front.
Really fun stuff. I’d pick up multiple bottles — this isn’t going to be made again — at this price.
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