Thomas S. Moore Port Casks Bourbon
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 Port finish may be the most familiar cask of the lineup, with many other bourbon brands developing an affinity for Port aging over the last few years. The result is certainly heavy on the port, with aromas of dark fruit, earth, and a bit of chocolate and baking spice. The palate is similarly heavy on the dark berries and stone fruit, with clove, raisins, cinnamon, and a slight oxidized note. The finish is long lasting, with that dark fruit being lifted by a lovely wave of spices like peppercorn, allspice, and cardamom. Bottled at 49.45% abv.