In true Kentucky form, Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon, a smooth American Whiskey, can best be savored in the accompanying Glencairn glass with a delicious cigar to complement the experience.
The Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
In the winter of 1881, Albert Bacon Blanton was born into one of the first families of bourbon history. At the age of sixteen, he started work in the Distillery as an office boy and fast became a leading pioneer in the development of bourbon. From the time he was made company president in 1921 until his retirement in 1952, his Distillery expanded from 44 to 144 buildings to become the largest Distillery of its day. During that period Colonel Blanton created his very special and limited supply of bourbon – his private reserve – handpicked and stored in what now is known as the famous Warehouse H. Although Colonel Blanton died in the spring of 1959, his legacy lives.
Introduced in 1984, Blanton’s namesake bourbon was the first ever Single Barrel Bourbon sold commercially. Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon is the first of its kind.
Blanton’s is distilled by Buffalo Trace in Frankfort, Kentucky. Blanton’s bourbon is distilled from a “high-rye” mash bill — meaning after the higher proportion of corn common in Buffalo Trace bourbons, the rest (or much of the rest) of the mash bill is made up of rye. Wheated whiskies like Weller Special Reserve, tend to be softer, a kick of rye in a mash bill tends to produce a bit more in the way of fruit and spice in the whiskey, which play nicely with caramel and char. Though it’s worth noting that the final flavor profile varies from barrel to barrel with this American bourbon.
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon tasting notes: A deep, satisfying nose of nutmeg and spices. Powerful dry vanilla notes in harmony with hints of honey amid strong caramel and corn. A medium finish composed of returning corn and nutmeg flavors.
Best served neat or on the rocks.?
Bottled at 46.5% alcohol by volume.?
Bottle Size: 750ml
BOX NOT INCLUDED
POSSIBLE CRACK MAY FORM IN WAX SEAL DURING SHIPPING
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