Very Old Barton 80 Proof Bourbon
Very Old Barton 80 Proof Bourbon at Third Base Market & Spirits
A staple of American craftsmanship, Very Old Barton 80 Proof Bourbon is a testament to traditional bourbon-making methods, melding time-honored techniques with a characteristically bold flavor profile. This delightful selection is proudly featured at Third Base Market & Spirits, where we value the historic lineage of spirits we offer.
- Name: Very Old Barton 80 Proof Bourbon
- Type: Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Age: NAS (No Age Statement)
- Region: Bardstown, Kentucky, USA
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, this bourbon unveils a rich amber hue with golden highlights, epitomizing its traditional maturation in charred oak barrels. The moderate legs on the glass indicate a balanced texture, a precursor to its smooth palate.
On the nose, Very Old Barton 80 Proof Bourbon offers a classic bouquet of caramelized sugars, vanilla, and charred oak. Alongside these quintessential notes, subtler aromas of apple and nutmeg become apparent, suggesting an intricate, layered olfactory profile.
Upon the first sip, a surge of sweetness—reminiscent of caramel and honey—introduces the palate to this bourbon’s rich complexity. As it spreads across the mouth, the warmth of cinnamon spice and a tinge of black pepper arise, counterbalanced by understated fruit notes of dried cherry and apple.
The finish is smooth and moderately lasting, delivering a final note of toasty oak, along with traces of leather and tobacco. The 40% ABV ensures that the finish remains accessible yet sophisticated, perfect for both newcomers and bourbon aficionados.
Despite its relatively modest ABV, this bourbon offers a surprisingly rounded and full-bodied mouthfeel, contributing to its broad appeal.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Very Old Barton 80 Proof Bourbon may not carry an age statement, but it packs an extraordinary depth of flavor, belying its modest price point. At Third Base Market & Spirits, we appreciate this bourbon as an exemplary display of American whiskey heritage—perfect for both cocktail crafting and neat sipping.
With its classic flavor profile, Very Old Barton pairs exceptionally well with barbecued meats and hearty, spicy dishes. It also shines when used in traditional bourbon cocktails like the Old Fashioned or Manhattan.
This bourbon is consistently available but never lasts long on our shelves, given its quality-to-value ratio. Whether you’re looking for an everyday sipper or a reliable cocktail base, secure your bottle from our curated selection at Third Base Market & Spirits.
Very Old Barton 80 Proof Bourbon is a versatile and steadfast choice for any whiskey enthusiast. Its harmonious blend of sweetness, spice, and oak delivers a true bourbon experience that is both traditional and immensely enjoyable. We invite you to explore this American classic at Third Base Market & Spirits.