Barton 1792 Distillery unveils four new extended cask finished Bourbons, including Cognac, Madeira, Sherry, and Merlot
The latter end of 2020 saw Barton 1792 Distillery define a new category of extended cask finished Bourbon, through the creation of its first ultra-premium brand, Thomas S. Moore.
The collection provided new insight into the significance additional finishing imparts on whiskey, elevating flavors and aromas. Now Barton 1792 Distillery is releasing its second collection of extended cask-finished Bourbon whiskeys in the Thomas S. Moore line.
This release is made up of four different expressions, including a Cognac, Madeira, Sherry and Merlot finished Bourbon whiskeys. These expressions will begin arriving in stores in March 2022.
In order to create the four new whiskeys, Barton 1792’s signature high-rye recipe Bourbon was aged for five to six years in new charred oak barrels before filling other casks that previously matured various wines or spirits from around the world. These whiskeys are then left to age an additional one to four years to create the extended cask finish.
“This second Thomas S. Moore release really reinforces that the extended aging is quite significant,” master distiller Danny Kahn said. “What we are seeing are complex, fuller textures being developed. Savory flavors and aromas are unquestionably enhanced and continue to develop in the secondary cask in ways that are very different from the primary barrel aging. The result is an elevated, premium collection unlike any other.”
The cognac barrels Kahn used generally held cognac for six or more years previously. The merlot barrels came from premium wineries from the Napa and Sanoma areas. The sherry barrels were all oloroso sherry. A variety of different types of madeira barrels were used.
Details for each of the whiskeys
Thomas S. Moore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks
This whiskey was finished in madeira casks for approximately two to four years and is 96.5 proof.
Thomas S. Moore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Merlot Casks
This whiskey was finished in merlot casks for approximately two to four years and is 93.3 proof.
Thomas S. Moore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Sherry Casks
This whiskey was finished in sherry casks for approximately one to four years and is 98.7 proof.
Thomas S. Moore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Cognac Casks
This whiskey was finished in cognac casks for approximately two to four years and is 93.4 proof.
Suggested retail pricing for each Thomas S. Moore expression is $69.99; state taxes will vary per market. Additional cask-finished releases will be unveiled every year in the fall. For more information about Thomas S. Moore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, visit the brand at https://www.facebook.com/thomassmoorebourbon/ on Facebook and @thomassmoorebourbon on Instagram.