Thomas S. Moore Chardonnay Casks Bourbon
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Buffalo Trace’s Barton 1792 Distillery has launched a new line of bourbons named in honor of Thomas S. Moore, the man who originally built the Barton distillery back in 1889. The trick with this lineup is that they will all feature extended finishing in a variety of cask types. Each of these whiskeys starts with the 1792 high-rye bourbon recipe and completes its first round of aging in new charred oak barrels. They then go into their secondary casks for a truly “extended” finishing period that ranges for 2 to 5 additional years — a lifetime in bourbon finishing.
The aromas and flavor of this whiskey is what you get if you eat a fresh pineapple in an evergreen forest (with a side of bourbon). Fresh tropical fruit and green apple butter notes add richness, sweetness and acidity, with dried fruits like figs and dates showing up in the mid palate. A bit of pinecone and oak follow through in the finish with a slight bitterness.