Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel

Blantons SFTB

Price: $100 for 700ml (Not available in the U.S.A.)

Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac

Region: Frankfort, Kentucky

62.5% ABV

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #2

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Aged For: NAS

Chill Filtered: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Orangish Copper

Nose: Strong scents of vanilla and honey. Thick cinnamon rye spice. It has a good amount of alcohol burn and barrel char.

Taste: Full and oily, with tastes of strong oak, dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco, and cloves.

Finish: Warm and long, with hints of peach, cinnamon, and caramel.

Thoughts: Much tamer than a lot of other BP bourbons I’ve had, but not in a bad way. Miles ahead of the regular Blanton’s in all respects. If this were stateside I’d consider getting myself a bottle.

Score: 88 out of 100

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