From the Barton 1792 distillery comes this sample of 1792 Small Batch Bourbon bottled at 46,9%, hiding behind door number 17 of the Drinks by the Dram Bourbon Advent Calendar. On the nose I am getting a whole lot of fudge sweetness, peppery spices, pipe tobacco and a good dose of vanilla.
The palate has some dryer notes added to the sweetness with leather, cinnamon and ginger. The vanilla, raisin, caramel and fruit sweetness with creamy malty notes is continuing from the nose very well together with some fresh lemon, orange and mint flavours. Although I find the nose to be a bit on the sweet side, I do like the combination of the sweet, bitter, spicy and fresh notes in the total picture, it does not overpower on one or the other. A medium length finish adds some dried fruits to the experience. Thanks Drinks by the Dram for sharing this sample through the Advent Calendar!