1792 Bourbon

The history of 1792 Bourbon is deeply entwined with the legacy of bourbon itself and the evolution of the Barton 1792 Distillery. Founded in 1879, this distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, is recognized as the oldest fully-operating distillery in the area. Its establishment marked the beginning of a journey that would see this distillery become a cornerstone in the world of bourbon.

The choice of the name '1792' for this bourbon is more than a mere branding decision. It pays homage to a pivotal year in Kentucky's history – the year it was officially recognized as a state. This period was also crucial in the development of bourbon, as Kentucky became known for its unique corn-based whiskey, especially after the American Revolution when the production of rum began to dwindle. The name '1792' reflects the distillery's deep respect for the traditions and history of bourbon-making in Kentucky.

In 2009, the Sazerac Company, a global beverage alcohol conglomerate, took over the brand and distillery, previously known as Ridgewood Reserve. This acquisition by Sazerac not only enhanced the brand's reach and capabilities but also brought new innovations and products under the 1792 label. Today, the 1792 Bourbon stands as a testament to the rich history and evolving nature of bourbon, representing both the heritage and the future of this quintessentially American spirit.

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