Barton 1792 announced the releases of four new Thomas S. Moore finished bourbons: Cognac, Madeira, Sherry, and Merlot. This line of bourbons was created to honor Thomas S. Moore, a bourbon pioneer who built the distillery which today is known as Barton 1792 Distillery.
To create these four bottlings, Barton 1792’s bourbon aged from five to six years in new charred oak barrels before being finished for an additional one to four years in casks that previously matured different spirits.
“This second Thomas S. Moore release really reinforces that the extended aging is quite significant,” says Master Distiller Danny Kahn. “What we are seeing is complex, fuller texture being developed. Savory flavors and aromas are unquestionably enhanced and continue to develop in the secondary cask in ways that are very different from the primary barrel aging. The result is an elevated, premium collection unlike any other.” The cognac barrels Kahn used generally held cognac for six or more years previously. The merlot barrels came from wineries in the Napa and Sanoma areas. The sherry barrels were all oloroso sherry. A variety of different types of Madeira barrels were used. Kahn created a few sub-blends for each expression. From there, the sub-blends were sorted based on categories of flavors from which the final blends were chosen.
As usual, there is a racehorse on the label of each of these four bourbons, honoring one of Thomas S. Moore’s earliest whiskey brands, Belle of Nelson, named for the thoroughbred who won the Kentucky Oaks in 1878.
All the four New Thomas S. Moore Finished Bourbons are sold in 750 ml bottles. SRP for each bottling is $69.99.
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