American Whiskey - Bourbon

Very Old Barton Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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This spirit has received awards in the past but not recently enough to qualify for a Proof66 Rating.
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Very Old Barton bourbon is a brand that has been around for some time and, for a great fraction of its heritage, carried an age statement of 6 years. This age made it one of the highest value bourbons on the market. According to Whiskey Advocate, the owning company Sazerac has quietly ceased offering an age statement.

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This bottle has 5 ratings and 5 reviews.
BDanner BDanner (351)
Rating: 1.4 (2016-11-28)[Updated Review]
Bad. Just bad. My rating is for the 86 Proof Green/Black Label with no age statement (Just a giant 6 on the neck of the bottle). Nose is mostly wood. Thin, watered down caramel with a dry wood finish on the palate. No complexity. No mouth feel. Apparently this one is a shadow of what it once was. I was going to list out better bourbons at the same price point, but the bottom line ANY bourbon at the same price is a better option.
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Tango Tango (185)
Rating: 1.0 (2016-11-21)
This is terrible bourbon 86 proof now with giant 6 but no age statement . It tastes like a very bad bottom shelf blended whisky like Kentucky Deluxe Blended whisky.. There is no real nose. I was impressed with Very Old Barton Bottled in Bond. When I could not get very Old Barton Bottled in Bond, I got 6 year old Very Old Barton 86 proof. It was not as good , but an okay 6 year old 86 proof bourbon. This new 86 proof Very Old Barton with giant 6 is terrible.
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Nurgle Nurgle (7)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-01-04)
Unbeatable for it's price. But take note there are 3 different varieties. 80, 90 and 100 proof. The 90 and 100 proof are clearly labeled aged 6 years, the 80 is not. I have had handles of all and the 90 is my favorite for neat. I want to give it 4.5, but i'll round up because the price is so good ($21/1.75l of the 90p).
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Phatz1960 Phatz1960 (4)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-08-02)
Very Old Barton is easily the best low cost bourbon around. Why it's rating isn't higher stumps me. There are higher end bourbons like Knob Creek and Woodford Reserve that I prefer, but I think this bourbon is superior in smoothness to other high end bourbons like Maker's Mark.
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degbert degbert (209)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-09-28)
Given the price point, this is fricking amazing. Lean, dry, spicy, but with a richness on the close and just a bit of vanilla, this is an immediate add to my Bargain All-Stars.
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