Pick a Barrel of 1792 with The Bourbon Review

Barton 1792 - Taste directly from the barrel with the copper thief.

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Barrel picks are among the hottest bottles in Bourbon. Bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and Bourbon lovers want a single barrel pour with a taste they love – and what better way to find it than by choosing it yourself? We’re inviting our readers to Lexington, Kentucky for a barrel pick experience at Barton 1792 with the founders of The Bourbon Review. Being offered for a limited time only, this unique opportunity is perfect for a small group of friends, family or Bourbon enthusiasts.

Guests will arrive at The Downtown Hilton on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. The hotel is situated at the intersection of Broadway & Main St, in historic Lexington, Kentucky. Nearby, one can find shopping, dozens of restaurants, bars, breweries, and distilleries, & equine attractions like the Kentucky Horse Park or Keeneland. Thursday night is yours – explore the best Lexington has to offer!

On Friday, April 6th, we’ll hop on board a black car service and depart for Bardstown (about 1 hour drive), and arrive at Barton 1792 Distillery. Once known as the Mattingly & Moore Distillery, it stands today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Consisting of 196 acres with 29 barrel-aging warehouses, this Distillery is considered to be the ‘small side of big,’ with respect to it’s footprint in the Bourbon industry.

Tastings at 1792 are an experience to remember.

After a guided tour of the Distillery, we’ll proceed to the barrel pick experience. Together, we’ll sample from multiple barrels being made available to choose from, and compare tasting notes, maturities, mash bills, etc… The Bourbon Review partners will lead the tasting experience and bring their insights into what the Bourbon will taste like at bottle-proof. The specific barrel selected will be by group consensus.

After the barrel pick and tour, we’ll all head back to Lexington for a late lunch (or early dinner) at Malone’s Steakhouse. The nightlife in downtown Lexington will be in full swing, as the opening weekend of Keeneland is in store. After a hearty meal, we’ll return to the Downtown Hilton by way of black car service. Guests are welcome to join the founders of The Bourbon Review for a drink at nearby Belle’s Cocktail House, to taste some barrel pick expressions from prior years, or the evening is theirs to enjoy!

The price includes the unique ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ barrel pick experience at Barton 1792 Distillery, with the founders of The Bourbon Review, the group dinner at Malone’s Steakhouse, 2 nights at the Lexington Downtown Hilton (April 5-6, 2018), transportation to and from the distillery and the restaurant, a 1-year subscription to The Bourbon Magazine (print + digital), and the opportunity to purchase the selected Bourbon once it has been bottled.

Only 8 spots are available – reserve yours now!


Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.