Blanton’s Original Single Barrel

Blanton's Original

Paid: $50 for 750ml

46.5% ABV

Region: Kentucky

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #2

Aged For: Minimum 4 years

Cask Type: New charred Oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Copper

Nose: Rich grains, rye and oak mingle together until toffee sweetens the pot.

Taste: Smooth with gentle splinters of rye. Chewy caramel and vibrant coffee bean make for a refreshing mouthful.

Finish: Medium length with sweet corn caramel dominating. Hints of clove and cinnamon spice.

Overall: A good whisky that has enough of a rye kick to set it apart from its brethren in BT Mash#1 yet it is priced above the superior Elmer T. Lee. A good bourbon to be sure, but not worth the price of admission.

Note: This review was written a few years ago when both Blanton’s and Elmer T. Lee were more readily available*

Score: 77/100

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