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Blanton's Single Barrel

Overall rating
84.28/100
votes
31
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Gold Edition
Bottled
06.05.2008
Casktype
New Wood Barrel
Casknumber
180
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Apr 2011 10:57 pm
UncoloredChillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 76,90

5 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blanton's Single Barrel

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.28 points

  1. AdamsB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My first burbon....
    The master of the distillery is Harlen Wheatley, who has served this noble position as the sixth since the Civil War. The predecessor of the above, or Elmer T. Lee, was taught by Colonel Blanton himself, who appeared in the distillery in 1897.
    The way of closing bottles is completely unique - each cork is finished with a figure of a rider on a horse in various poses. The entire series of miniature characters consists of 8 editions. A single letter was placed next to each character, which together (8 items) form the Blanton's inscription. And the jockey makes a full horse riding move
    • Nose
      Honey, rye, dried fruit, vanilla, cherry, caramel, oak. Strong smell
    • Taste
      Honey, apricot, pepper, vanilla, orange, caramel, oak. Full and rich
    • Finish
      Caramel, toffee, nuts. Long finish

  2. waal scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Rating for barrel: 529 !!

    Aroma / Nose feeling:
    As soon as the cork is removed, gentle vanilla and already spicy oak spill into the nose. The fresh oak barrel has done a good job. Despite the 51.5% ABV, the bourbon is in no way sprittig. The alcohol combines harmoniously with pleasing sweet notes such as among others. Eggnog with cream, tonka bean, tiramisu, ripe banana and cocoa with rum. Nevertheless, you can still feel all the power that is in this bourbon. Of course, the wood between the soft tones shows again and again and reminds me of graphite and pencil sharpener remains. I like the aroma of Bourbon (and Rye). The fragrance calms me down immensely. Mag vlt. lying on the omnipresent vanilla.

    Taste / mouthfeel:
    A delicious digestif with this incredible sweet! A sweet candy, in which one wishes that it will never be finished sucking. The spiciness of the wood tingles in the mouth and gives the bourbon character. Orange, caramel, creme brulee mate with green wood and stimulate salivation. Every sip gets even juicier.

    Finish / aftertaste / Length:
    The medium length finish is strong and warms the entire body. Just the thing after a Christmas market visit. Only slightly bitter is the Nachschmecken. Maybe even a bit salty, whereby the departure is basically also influenced by the sweetness. Something menthol fresh and cold espresso form for me the conclusion of this beautiful Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey.

    Diluted to approx. 46% ABV:
    The Bourbon does not win for me. In the nose the impression of damp wood becomes stronger and on the palate it gets a little drier. Overall, I would say that the bourbon is less round in direct comparison by water.

    Overall impression / comment:
    This bourbon (other barrel) was my first bourbon a few years ago. It may be that I'm not really objective because of that, because I was really excited about it at the time, but even today I have to say that I like Bourbon in general and others. especially like it very much. A welcome change and more enjoyable, albeit easier in relation to enjoyment.

    Points:
    89/100

  3. drunkencrow scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      96 96

  4. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Purchased at the beginning of 2014 for € 65.- in the internet shop.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. wbarchive_424758 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Rettungsring scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, pungent, slightly like glue, ripe fruit
      With water: sweet and fruity, spicy
    • Taste
      burning, fruity, slightly bitter
      With water: fruity, pleasant wood
    • Finish
      medium

  7. HunterRomario scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    It really feels good, but I can not really appreciate it personally. This is how I end up experimenting with bourbon, I know for sure that they are not my blood group. If any of America, even after a good experience with Sazerace some of the rye (rye).
    • Nose
      In the smell of a box of Christmas candy, for which she is slightly crooked, and bloody blooming. It's easy there, but it's there.
    • Taste
      The taste is dominated by chocolate and again, though not distinctly, bourbon. I suppose I should not be surprised at the bourbon, I know.

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