1792 Ridgemont Reserve is a line of high-end bourbon with a 93.7% proof. It is produced by the Barton Brands Distillery in Kentucky.
1792 Ridgemont Reserve is a Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey produced by the Barton Brands Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. The brand and distillery are owned by the Sazerac Company. It is part of a line of small-batch bourbons aimed at the high-end liquor market. It is aged for 8 years. It is 93.7 proof (46.85% content of alcohol). The name of the bourbon is a reference to the year Kentucky became a state. 1792 is the Official Toasting Bourbon of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. This bourbon is positioned as a super-premium one, and the pricing policy makes it a competitor to Knob Creek or Woodford Reserve. This reflects the general trend in bourbon production, resulting from competition with single malt whisky, which makes small batch bourbons a big business. 1792 Ridgemont Reserve was originally introduced into the market by Barton as 'Ridgewood Reserve 1792'. The Brown-Forman Corporation sued Barton for trademark infringement, arguing similar name and bottle design.
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