Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery

Established in 1879, Barton 1792 Distillery is the oldest continually-operating distillery in the country. The company takes its name from the year Kentucky became a state. The distillery is located in Bardstown, Kentucky, the home of Bourbon whiskey.

The campus is 196 acres with 22 buildings and 29 warehouses where bourbon is aged. The company makes award-winning, small-batch bourbon that is well-loved by discerning bourbon drinkers the world over.


Barton 1792 small-batch bourbon is award-winning bourbon produced in small batches. The spirits are complex, sophisticated, and well-balanced, bringing a range of flavors to bourbon lovers worldwide. Barton takes pride in producing some of the best-tasting, elegant bourbons that will please the palettes of even the most discerning bourbon drinker.

Their bourbons are precisely aged in charred oak barrels that are exclusively chosen by the Master Distiller. The bourbon is made from carefully selected blends of barrels chosen for their distinct quality and flavor.

Their offerings include:

  • Sweet Wheat 
  • Aged 12 Years
  • High Rye
  • Single Barrel
  • Full Proof
  • Bottled in Bond
  • Port Finish

Sweet Wheat

This limited-edition bourbon is made with a high wheat content instead of a high rye content, as is traditional. This creates a bourbon that is smooth and sweet, with a range of delicate flavors. It is a great sipping bourbon.

Aged Twelve Years

This is a limited edition, long-aged high rye bourbon. It is the traditional high rye recipe, but it is given 12 years to age, which brings out a complicated, fruity flavor with spicy and smoky notes with a smooth finish.

High Rye

This is the traditional, signature recipe with a high rye content, giving a bourbon with a traditional spicy and bold flavor with a well-balanced finish.

Single Barrel

Their limited-edition single barrel bourbon is selected from the finest barrels and provides a bourbon with caramel notes and fruity flavors, with a smooth and clean finish.

Full Proof

This is the highest proof bourbon offering by Barton 1792 and is a bold, spicy, smoky bourbon with a well-balanced finish. It is 125 proof and goes through a unique filtering process.

Bottled in Bond

This limited-edition offering is made using the traditional recipe that came about from the 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act. The bourbon is a bold, spicy bourbon that is 100 proof.

Port Finish

This bourbon is a fruity bourbon aged in port wine barrels, leading to a unique, rich, and fruity flavor. The bourbon is aged for years in white oak barrels before being transferred to port wine barrels, where the bourbon develops its unique flavor and character.

Tour Information

Located in the heart of bourbon town, Bardstown, Kentucky, Barton 1792 offers tours free of charge as well as tasting and other events. They offer two main tours that are offered for small parties.

Their Barton Tradition and Tasting tour is available for groups of 6 people or fewer, and the tours are available by registration only. This tour is an hour-long tour that gives you an in-depth tour of the facilities. You will learn about the history of the distillery and the bourbon-making process. The tour ends with a complimentary bourbon tasting where guests will get to try some of the most well-loved bourbons in the world.

A Taste of Barton 1792 is another complimentary tour on offer at the distillery. It, too, is only available by reservation and is limited to 6 guests or fewer per tasting. Rather than a tour, this is a simple bourbon tasting where guests will get to enjoy a range of award-winning Barton spirits.

Bottles from Barton 1792

1792 Bourbon Full Proof Bottle

1792 Bourbon Full Proof

1792 Bourbon Review Originally known as Ridgewood Reserve 1792 and later, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, today’s iteration of the brand is known simply as “1792 Bourbon”.