Tag: Barton 1792

1792 Sweet Wheat

91.2 proof, 8 years $32.99/750ml The story: 1792 Sweet Wheat is the first-ever new expression for Barton 1792 bourbon. It was distilled in 2007 using wheat as the secondary grain rather than rye, which the distillery says “gives the taste profile…

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Happy Birthday, Kentucky!

Today is Statehood Day in Kentucky, which was the 15th state admitted to the Union on June 1, 1792 (although technically we are a commonwealth and not a state). What better way to celebrate than with a toast of 1792…

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FORECAST: EVERYTHING. Kentucky’s weather plays a big role in the maturation of bourbon. In the hot summers, the liquid expands into the walls of the barrels, like those seen here at Barton 1792; in the cold winters, it contracts, carrying…

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Kentucky bourbon: Read all about it

Food & Dining Magazine devotes much of its fall issue to bourbon – including a 14-page spread on the spirit’s past, present and future in Kentucky by a writer very dear to the Bourbon Babe’s heart. You can click on…

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Big props for small towns

USA Today and Rand McNally named the Five Best Small Towns in America this week, and two of them are in Kentucky: Murray (“friendliest”) and Bardstown (“most beautiful”). Bardstown’s proximity to several distilleries – Barton 1792, Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark…

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Springtime in Kentucky. (Warehouse H, Barton 1792 Distillery, Bardstown; shot with Hipstamatic app, John S lens, Ina’s 1969 film)