This isn’t the first time 1792 has found its way to Ontario shelves, but it’s enough of a rarity to merit special mention. Brought in through Vintages at least once before, it remains an excellent bourbon that, at $49.95, doesn’t rate as even prohibitively expensive.
The “1792” refers to the year Kentucky joined the union—number 15 on the charts. At the time, no one could have imagined how fortuitous an addition this would be, given all the great whiskey to come—not to mention all the bluegrass and thoroughbred race horses.
So 1792’s one of the good ones, a fine Kentucky representative with a bit of pepper to offset the usual vanilla and caramel that characterizes bourbon. But there also happens to be fewer than 100 bottles in Ontario, a vast majority of those apparently designated for the folks in Rosedale and Forest Hill, since the largest cache is at the Summerhill LCBO. It’s up to you to give ‘em a run for their money.
Vintages 208918, $49.95