Barton 1792 Distillery will soon debut its first ever new 1792 whiskey expression: 1792 Sweet Wheat, a Kentucky straight bourbon.
Distilled back in 2007, the recipe features wheat as the secondary grain, rather than traditional rye.
“Using wheat instead of rye gives the taste profile a softer and more delicate flavor,” said Ken Pierce, director of distillation and quality assurance, in a press release. “The soft flavor is balanced by rich oak tannins extracted by the bourbon while aging in the charred oak barrels.”
Other flavors include notes of caramel, vanilla, ripe fruit, and tobacco, according to the company. The taste is followed by a clean finish.
1792 Sweet Wheat was bottled at 91.2 proof. Bottles are expected to hit stores this summer at the suggested retail price of $32.99.
Furthermore, the 1792 Distillery plans to release more new expressions of 1792 over the next few years.