Paid: $50 for 750ml
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
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*