Tasted: 1792 Small Batch Bourbon


1792 Small Batch Bourbon is a higher-end bourbon from Barton, itself one of a number of bourbon brands owned by Sazerac. It was originally sold as 1792 Ridgewood Reserve, until Brown-Forman successfully sued Barton in 2004, arguing that consumers would confuse it with Woodford Reserve. The name refers to the year Kentucky gained statehood, a nod to bourbon history by a company that’s only…