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- Brand: Barton
- ABV: 50%
Nose: The grassy and spicy rye jumps right out at you, followed by licorice and vanilla.
Palate: Firm, as the rye still has control. A bid oily. The sugars appear mid-palate and are followed by vanilla and oak.
Finish: Dry and spicy.
Notes: For around $12, this is an amazing bargain. I've always been a fan of Very Old Barton 6 yo (86 Proof) and was curious as to what the higher proof would do my old favorite. Initially, there was little difference, but as the tasting and nosing progressed I noticed that the 100 Proof version lacked the interplay of rye and corn that the 86 Proof displayed. A bit one sided, I think. This whiskey is not widely distributed, but it is one to seek out, especially if you are in Kentucky.