Blanton's Straight from the Barrel

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Distillery Bottling
#4 Charred New American White Oak Barrel
63.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Sep 2019 10:58 am by praisethepasta
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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€ 179.95

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Whisky Reviews for Blanton's Straight from the Barrel

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. praisethepasta scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very good and enjoyable bourbon with just about everything present you would expect from a classic bourbon. With the woodnotes taking the back seat most of the time, I'd dare to conclude this hasn't got an awful lot of age to it - if I were to hazard a guess, I'd say some 5, maybe 6 years in the cask? Nevertheless this is a fine example of what a good bourbon can bring to the table. If say, classic Buffalo Trace is everything a bourbon has to be, this Blanton's SFTB is everything a bourbon CAN be.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A lot of cherries and butterscotch, a lot of candylike sweetness with pink chewing gum and furthermore some corndust, a little bit of leather and even less hints of old books.
      Adding water makes everything even sweeter, with the cherrienotes taking the lead and only now a faint woodnote appears in the background.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Immediately very rich: cherries, vanilla and honey, some leather, bubblegum, wood and shaved pencils, candy... very classic bourbon in fact. Adding water again brings out more woody notes, along with a more prominent leather note, counterparting the vanilla and honey. Very nice, indeed
    • Finish
      85 85
      Rather long, sticky/syrupy with wood and cherries. With the added water the finish gets hotter, drier and it prolongs the wood note


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