Thomas Moore Chardonnay Finish Bourbon is one of three wine-finished bourbons released by 1792 Barton to experiment with extended cask finishing (port, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay). To Barton, extended means 1-3ish years, which I would also define as extended when most finishes are 3-6 months, so that’s interesting. I’m not entirely sure if the chardonnay finish in this is closer to 1 or 3 years though. This also marks Barton’s initial release of their “ultra-premium” line of bourbons, whatever the heck that means.
Chardonnay is a type of white wine that comes from all over the world. Like many white wines, the scents and flavors tend to focus on bright, vibrant, and tropical flavors such as green apple, pineapple, pear, and green grapes (duh I guess). It actually sounds a bit like MGP rye doesn’t it? Anyways, let’s find out what this 1+ year chardonnay cask finish does in the Thomas Moore Chardonnay Cask Finish Bourbon review.