Looks like Barton has joined the whiskey scene. Known for being an “affordable” producer of spirits, Bartons has jumped into the scene with thier lineup up of bourbon.
This is the replacement whiskey for Bartons Ridgemont Reserve. The label doesn’t give much away in regards to maker or age, nor does it say much as far as what it is made from. The label states that it is a high rye made by a master distiller. Is this just a bottling of a young, lesser aged whiskey, from the same mashbill of the V.O.B. releases from barton? (Very old Barton 6).
This is a fruity bourbon, with all those dried fruit notes that I love from bourbon. It has a rich caramel and toast finish that lingers on. The fruity scent goes hand in hand with the flavor. Not sure why there isnt much spice with the label stating high rye.
Overall it’s a smooth drinker with a low price point therefore I deem this bourbon “On The Money”.
Thank you to my wonderful wife for getting me this to taste and review!