N: Im trying this after an Eagle Rare 17. They are not dissimilar as both have those classic bourbon traits. What Blanton's displays over ER17 is balance - between the fruits and the caramel sweetness with a peppery, very gristy nuttiness. That grist, floury - almond flour to be more exact. The flavours are concise and well balanced.
T: Potent delivery with wood spice but without any need for water. Massive fruits with a sour medicinal edge to provide a counter. The caramel is never far away although understated in comparison with the fruits. Theres a herbal sour freshness too
F: Long and lingering, more fruit sweetness injecting through all the time. Aside from the charming salivating nature of this dram, theres little development from the palate. Cough fruit sweets and chocolate to end proceedings.
C: A fine honest balanced easy drinking bourbon but nothing too memorable and a tad boring. I recommend trying some of the Silver [white oak] batches instead.
Scores a B-