1792 Aged Twelve Years Bourbon spawns with its amber color, on the nose there's notes of butterscotch and wood smoke rise to the top first, along with the most mild pinch of ethanol. After a moment in the glass, French vanilla also joins the party. On the first sip, a rich toffee note is present, along with a touch of cherry. After the first sip or two, an bold oak note begins to grow. The oak and toffee carry through to a medium-length finish that also includes some notes of candied pecans. The solitary note that lasts longest is certainly the oak, and it makes for a rather dry tail on the finish.