Tom Moore Bourbon Review

Tom Moore Bottled In Bond Bourbon is distilled at the Barton Distilling Company. Therefore, I would expect that even though it comes in a plastic 1.75 liter jug for 21.99, that it would still be a decent bourbon. It's Bottled In Bond, and therefore it's at least a 4 year old bourbon. In addition, Thomas Moore was essentially the founder of what is now the Barton 1792 Distillery, so how could it not be a great value bourbon?
Tom Moore
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bottled in Bond
Distilled and bottled by Barton Distilling Company
DSP KY 12
1.75 l plastic
Review
Price: $20.99-$21.99

Please enjoy my Tom Moore Bourbon Review!

Bottled in Bond and Distilled at Barton 1792 Distillery

Tom Moore Bottled In Bond Bourbon is distilled by the Barton Distilling Company. Therefore, I would expect that even though it comes in a plastic 1.75 liter jug for 21.99, that it would still be a decent bourbon. It’s Bottled In Bond, and therefore it’s at least a 4 year old bourbon. In addition, Thomas Moore was essentially the founder of what is now the Barton 1792 Distillery, so how could it not be a great value bourbon?

Who is this Tom Moore?

In the late 19th century, names like the Franke & Willett Distillery and Mattingly & Moore Distillery were in play. These two names identified the same distillery property which was located adjacent to Barton 1792’s current distillery site. Thomas Moore of Mattingly & Moore, struck out on his own in 1899. He purchased 80 acres next to the Mattingly & Moore distillery and opened the Thomas Moore Distillery. When his neighbor went bankrupt in 1916, Moore purchased the property and it is this combined 196 acres that created the current Barton Distillery. So, how could I not expect this to be another high quality value bottled in bond bourbon?

Tasting Notes – Tom Moore Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn

👉Nose: Burnt caramel, vanilla, brown sugar; mild alcohol, subtle oak, cinnamon and Juicy Fruit gum
👉Taste: Dry oak, tannins, woodiness, but not in a good way; powerful notes of very burnt caramel; a hint of the Juicy Fruit lingers but rapidly fades
👉Finish: Tannin and dry oak pick up some char and stale pepper spice and linger into a moderately long astringent finish

The dominant notes in the nose, vanilla and burnt caramel, are very pleasant. The brown sugar and Juicy Fruit flavors appear as I become more acclimated to it. The nose makes me anticipate another surprisingly good budget bourbon. However, it only takes a second after this bourbon touches my tongue, and my bubble is burst. All of the pleasant flavors in the nose are rapidly replaced by overbearing burnt caramel and dry, astringent woodiness. And it only gets worse in the finish.

Summary – Tom Moore Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

I honestly can’t believe Tom Moore Bottled in Bond Bourbon comes out of the Barton 1792 Distillery. Even letting it open up for a few hours does not lessen the harsh flavors. I’m not sure what happened here, but even for 21 bucks for a 1.75 liter bottle, it’s a pass for me. I still have 1.74 liters to go, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it. There are way better bourbons out there for just a tiny bit more. I have found very few reviews for this bourbon, and other than one from 2021, they are all from a few or more years ago. Most reviews are favorable, so I’m not sure if the bourbon has changed or if I got a bad bottle? Have you had the Tom Moore Bottled in Bond Bourbon? What did you think?

I hope you have enjoyed my Tom Moore Bourbon Review! Would you like to read about another value bourbon from the Barton 1792 Distillery? Check out my Very Old Barton Bourbon Review!

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