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Very Old Barton Bourbon Review

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Very Old Barton Bourbon 100 Proof Review
Very Old Barton
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
100 Proof
Barton 1792 Distillery
Bardstown, Kentucky
$12.99 in Kentucky

Please enjoy our Very Old Barton Bourbon review!

An enigma

I think what is most interesting about Very Old Barton Bourbon is that it is nowhere to be found on the Barton 1792 website. So maybe it’s listed on the Sazarac (it’s parent company) “Our Brands” website. Nope. That’s OK, I’ll just check the bottle label for a story. Wait a minute – there is no back label. Strange. It’s not that Sazerac is hiding this bourbon; they give a sample of it during their tastings at the Barton 1792 Distillery. But why is there absolutely no information available about it?

What we know

What we do know about Very Old Barton Bourbon 100 Proof is that at one time it had a 6 year age statement, and at one time it bore the bottled in bond designation. Those days are gone, though. We know this bourbon should still be at least 4 years old since it has to be if it has no age statement; that’s the law. And no one breaks the law.😀 Rumor has it that it is made up of bourbons 4-6 years old. Very Old Barton also comes in 80, 86 and 90 proof versions.

Tasting Notes

Let’s taste Very Old Barton Bourbon 100 Proof:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn

👉🏻Nose: Cinnamon, apples, pears, baking spices, caramel, oak & leather; alcohol is noticeable.
👉🏻Taste: Caramel, char, oak, cinnamon & moderate simple syrup sweetness
👉🏻Finish: Juicy fruit gum appears early but gives way as cinnamon returns to dominance; a black pepper spiciness joins it; both linger. Moderately long finish with a mild burn

An enjoyable pour

Very Old Barton Bourbon 100 Proof is a very enjoyable pour. While the flavors are dominated by cinnamon, the cinnamon is relatively mild and works and plays well with others. The funny thing about this is that I have tasted this bourbon many time before and did not notice the dominant cinnamon until I was writing this review. So, to be sure, I asked my wife her opinion, and she concurred. So, unless someone snuck into our house under the cover of darkness, or the dog was up to some crazy antics, I’m going to have assume these cinnamon flavors are real.

But that’s not all!

I hope you enjoyed my Very Old Barton Bourbon review! Check out our full write up on the Barton 1792 Distillery to learn some of its history and to see lots of photos. Read our Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon review and learn about another value 100 proof bourbon from Barton 1792. Cheers!🥃