Blanton's Gold Edition
Blanton's // Kentucky, USA
Blanton's Gold Edition is made the same as the standard Blanton's Original Single Barrel--from a mash bill of corn, rye, and malted barley. Additionally, the barrels were sourced from Buffalo Trace's Warehouse H. The difference here is the proof. After chill-filtering, Blanton's Gold Edition is bottled at 51.5% ABV. The horse and jockey toppers still spell out "Blanton's," but they are both gold. Although this was originally only available in international markets and Global Travel Retail outlets, as of summer 2020 this will now be an annual release in the US.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Right off the bat you get big oak, pencil shavings, tobacco, resin and sawdust. Woody Woodpecker would kill for this much wood so keep your eyes peeled for that feathered fowl. The nose develops into orchard fruits such as cherries. Vanilla, milk chocolate, honey, dried fruits and loads of pepper swirl in the mouth. Dry rye grass spices up the finish where these spices take forever to sizzle away."