Happy Valentine’s Day.
For my 69th American Whiskey review I have for your viewing pleasure, the BEST WHISKY IN THE WORLD. The entire world. accordingtoJimMurray…
Seriously though, I remember liking the usual 1792 when I tried it before and I have my friend Mike to thank for bringing a sample of this back from the USA for me to try.
Having spent some time and done tastings with Mr Murray myself, I have to say that my opinion of him has dramatically improved. Though, he seems to like Bourbon and Rye a hell of a lot more than I do.
In his honour, I will be tasting this whisky after drinking a black coffee, not having garlic for a week and spitting the entire measure into a plastic cup…
1792 Full proof 62.5%
Nose: Big nose. Complex and dry, spiced caramel, cinnamon, some apple and under ripe cherry, a little hint of wood smoke, all nicely balanced together and without a big alcohol hit.
Taste: Silky and soft arrival, building with the grain and dry spices, lovely mouthfeel and good development through stronger spice and wood notes, very dry late in the development with a little chocolate.
Finish: Long length. Caramel and spices again but stays really nicely with silky oils, a tad too dry for me though.
Jim Murray seems to like whiskies that are well put together and this is surely that. Self-assured, powerful and balanced. This is fantastic Bourbon, if a little dry for my tastes.
Thanks for reading!
American Review #69
Whisky Network Review #1010
Network Average: 75.2
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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