It’s like drinking America in a bottle
1792 Bourbons are a select (sister) brand of Buffalo Trace—one of the most awarded distillers in Kentucky. They in turn are owned by Sazerac—the New Orleans creators of the eponymous Sazerac Bourbon Cocktail and diviners of dozens of classic Bourbons we all enjoy (Thank you Sazerac!).
Why call it 1792? Because that was the year Kentucky became a state of course! And nothing screams Kentucky more than this classic American Whiskey from a classic American company.
By law, Bourbon must be at least 51% Corn mash. The rest can be almost anything, but is usually a combination of barley, wheat, and rye grain spirits. 1792 is a “High Rye Bourbon” which means that, while some Bourbons might have as little as 10% Rye, 1792 has significantly more ... as much as 30%. The exact proportions vary a bit because this is a “barrel select” Bourbon, which means that the Whiskey master is not trying to satisfy a scientific formula or government regulator, he is mixing barrel lots to achieve the perfect taste (as he should!).
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon Barrel Select is like drinking America in a bottle: Brash and full-bodied ... spicy but balanced. Great to drink neat, but the rich texture and spice make it a perfect foundation for a Mint Julip, Classic Manhattan, or Sazerac Cocktail. Boom!