The Thomas S. Moore Extended-Finish Bourbon line intends to honor Thomas S. Moore, a bourbon pioneer who built the distillery known today as Barton 1792 Distillery. The tall bottles feature imagery that pays homage to the legacy of Moore. Each label displays the image of a racehorse, honoring one of Moore’s earliest whiskey brands, Belle of Nelson, named for the thoroughbred who won the Kentucky Oaks in 1878.
To create this whiskey, Barton 1792’s high-rye recipe bourbon aged for five to six years in new charred oak barrels before filling other casks that previously matured various wines or spirits from around the world. The whiskey then rest for an additional one to four years.
Thomas S. Moore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks has scents of oak and madeira wine, the company reports, with hints of tobacco, citrus and dried fruits. The aroma follows through on the palate, adding sweetness and acidity. 96.5 proof.