Blanton’s Black Label

Blanton's Black

Price: $35 for 700ml (Japan Exclusive)

Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac / Ancient Age International

Region: Kentucky

40% ABV

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #2

Aged For: Minimum 8 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: Yes



Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Caramel, vanilla, sweet brown sugar, oak

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Vanilla and gentle sweetness, with a touch of fruit

Finish: Short to medium in length, gentle warmth, with heavy vanilla overtones

Thoughts: The word smooth gets thrown around a lot by whisky makers, and causal drinkers, but that’s the best way I can think to some this drink up, it’s not complex, or packed full of flavor, it’s simple vanilla, and easy to drink. Judged on those merits I guess it’s not half bad.

Score: 78 out of 100

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