By Matt Goldstein
The 1792 Ridgemont Reserve 8 Years Aged Barrel Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey:
This bourbon commemorates the year that Kentucky was founded as the 15th state. With a good scent of corn, the taste has notes of cream, rye and corn. Having a good and dry and rye mouth feel, the 1792 Ridgemont Reserve has a strong complex finish and lengthy warmth. This is a bourbon that is not too sweet, and the notes of rye make the biggest statement. With hand crafted malted barley, rye and corn, The 1792 is a small batch bourbon that is actually a cross between a bourbon an d a rye. This is a remarkable sipping whiskey. Normally, we like to drink our whiskey and scotches neat, but since the 1792 Ridgemont Reserve is bottled at 93.7 proof, a little ice doesn’t hurt.
The difference between a Bourbon and a Rye is that the mash and batch for a bourbon should be more of a corn base while a Rye focuses on more of a wheat or rye base. The 1792 Ridgemont Reserve has one of the lowest corn bases for any bourbon. That’s why it’s basically a fusion of rye and bourbon. It’s an excellent recipe to say the least. Established in 1879, The 1792 Ridgemont Reserve is crafted at the Thomas Moore Distillery where they use iron free limestone water from the Thomas Moore Spring. .