Paid: $50 for 750ml
Distilled / Owned By: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac
Aged For: Minimum 4 years
Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #2
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4
Chill Filtered: I think no, but don’t quote me on that
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Sweet toffee, vanilla, rich oak, and leather. A touch of nutmeg.
Taste: Starts with vanilla and caramel and then proceeds into cinnamon and gingerbread. Just the right balance between sweet and spicy.
Finish: Not that warm but medium length. Sweet corn and light bodied cigar tobacco.
Overall: This was what I was looking for when I picked up my first bottle of Blanton’s. Same mash bill, but apparently, the barrel and location have made all the difference for me. This addresses what I disliked with the Blanton’s, or perhaps that’s just the variation you get with single barrel products.
Score: 86 out of 100