Early 1960s dusty bourbon. Ghee-wiz! Before Barton 1792, there was Barton Reserve: a blended Kentucky whiskey produced by the Barton Distilling Company. This vintage 4/5 quart bottle was bottled in the early 1960s and exported for the Italian market. The whiskey matured for a minimum of 4 years in American oak and is bottled at 90 proof. The Barton 1792 Distillery is the oldest fully-operational distillery in Bardstown. It was founded in 1879 and was initially called the Tom Moore Distillery. It was renamed the Barton Distillery in 1944 after Oscar Getz had taken over the company. Since 2009, the distillery is known as The Barton 1792 Distillery, named after the year Kentucky joined the United States.