1792 is named after the year its home state joined these United States and since its initial release in 2000, it's been kicking ass and taking names at various national competitions. Winner of the 2013 and 2014 Gold Medal at the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition, 2014 Silver Medal winner at the NY World Wine and Spirits Competition, Double Gold winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and Finalist for the Chairman's Trophy at the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. 1792 even won a medal the first year it came out: Silver at the 2000 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
With accolades like these, and with an incredibly complex flavor profile, there's nothing small about this small batch bourbon.
Let's talk about flavor, nose, and finish!
Spicey, mixed with sweet caramel and vanilla. Intense boldness followed almost immediately by a surprising smoothness and finished off with absolutely lovely linger. Tanner found all the power and boldness at the beginning of his sip, while Josh found it towards the middle. Regardless of where you find it, both hosts can promise you'll be stunned at some point by the robust flavor this bourbon unleashes in your first sip.
Both hosts found a strong caramel scent on the nose but Josh was able to pick up on some notes of poached pears and apples on the tongue. Very spicy, very bold, very complex.
The finish on this bourbon is absolutely killer; in a good way! Once the sip is down, your mouth waters a bit and the brashness found at the beginning vanishes beautifully into a linger that is warm and sweet.
How we scored it
Josh scored this bourbon as an 86 (B) while Tanner scored it an 88 (B+). Averaging these two scores, 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey earns a solid grade of 86.5%, which is healthy B.