by Barton 1792
Sherry is the classic "alternative" aging cask, a technique borrowed from Scotland, where Spanish sherry casks have been the preferred method of aging by some distilleries since well before ex-bourbon barrels were the international norm. The effect here of the Oloroso casks on 1792's high rye bourbon is stellar, and classically sherry: The nose is big and rich, with a balance of leathery maturity and sweet dark fruits. The palate shows nuttiness mixed in with rich vanilla, dried fruits, and tangy raspberry., followed up by a finish focused on oak, tobacco, and spice. Bottled at 49.35% abv.