jsk

1792 High Rye Bourbon

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

Tasted
3.75
3.75 out of 5 stars
Tasted neat in a glencairn. Nose - Dominated by the standard bourbon notes of caramel, oak, and vanilla with some faint varnish. Also some fresh apples and . Palate follows the nose with caramal, oak, baking spices and orange peel. The rye spice lingers on the moderate finish without being harsh. Not much bite at all. As it had a chance to breathe in the glass, caramel and vanilla became more prominent on the nose while the palate become a bit sweeter. This is a good example of a well-crafted KY bourbon. I'd rate it better than the 1792 Small Batch or Single Barrel - the rye spice and heavier oak make this more interesting to me. Previously the BiB was my favorite from 1792, I'll need to do a side-by-side to see if this one edges out the BiB.
34.0 USD per Bottle
  • Whiskey_Hound

    @jsk Awesome, I'll be on the lookout for it as per your and @dubz480 recommendations. Both of them actually

  • jsk

    @Whiskey_Hound it's my understanding that the 1792 BiB will be an annual release every fall/winter. First release was 2017 but it hit again several months ago in some states, and finally hit TX last month. We even had several store picks released. The High Rye has been harder to find, I've never come across it in Houston but found this bottle at a small store in Austin while traveling for work.

  • dubz480

    Agree with your assessment. Outside of the Full Proof Store Picks I have had I think this is the best of the lot. The BiB was also tasty for sure as was the Sweet Wheat but I think this one just nips it. At the price they go for, honestly all of them are great value (outside of the small batch)

  • dubz480

    @PBMichiganWolverine Bib was a limited release just for last year. Based on the accolades it got it wouldn't shock me if they re do it this year

  • dubz480

    @Whiskey_Hound it was a limited release last year and they haven't stated whether it will be ongoing like this one. It was fairly hard to come by but was available online typically for about $50.

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @Whiskey_Hound I don’t think it’s BiB

  • Whiskey_Hound

    @jsk Are they still producing the BiB? It sounds damn good. I've never seen it. Nor the High Rye actually

  • jsk

    @Whiskey_Hound Not sure how that got cut off but it was supposed to say "Also some fresh apples and maybe a hint of cherry". As for the 1792 Full Proof, I found the standard release had way too much ethanol on the nose when I tried it (not my bottle), but I have a store pick of the FP that's really good. Not as balanced as the BiB to me though. 100-110 proof seems to be my sweet spot, although there are definitely some exceptions to that (Stagg Jr, EC Barrel Proof, for instance).

  • Whiskey_Hound

    Nice review. The Full Proof is also worth checking out if you haven't already. Also, what is the last note from the nose? I'm damn curious at this point, lol.