Barton Brands Distillery, owned by Sazerac (the same folks that own Buffalo Trace), has produced Ridgemond Reserve 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon for almost a decade or so now. This bourbon is called “barrel select”, which essentially means it is a small batch bourbon. The master distiller selects barrels that he deems “ready” for batching together with other barrels and then bottles these “batches” separately. The minimum age of each barrel in 1792 (the year KY became the 15th state) is 8 years.

NOSE: Caramel, barley sugar, fruit, touch of spice.

PALATE: Caramel custard, clementine, raisins, mint, cinnamon, vanilla.

FINISH: Green tea, dried, oak, tobacco.