Blanton's Original Single Barrel

Bourbon

Blanton's // Kentucky, USA

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  1. dhsilv2

    Tasted
    1.5
    1.5 out of 5 stars
    So this is a store pick but they're all single barrels and my experience tells me they are all over the map too so I'd not be too worried about this vs a normal pick. Nose - Spiced apples, saw dust...it's really gives me a bit of an apple juice with a touch of cinnamon and maybe just being in a barn while nosing it. Relatively dry and not high on sweet notes, much more balanced than bourbon tends to be. I'm not getting the big vanilla or caramels of a more traditional bourbon. I do get corn. Taste - A bit of spice, a then a very evenly balanced oak and sweet and earthy profile, which fades into corn bread. There's a drop or two of vanilla. Mostly oak, earthy, corn, more corn, and then some sweet notes here and there. I'm not sure where this one went wrong, but this is pretty below average bourbon. I'd say this is a poor bottle but my recent blanton's bottles have mostly been a bit disappointing. Plenty of alcohol on this one too which at 46.5 seems jarringly out of place. I hate to say this, but a part of me just realizes I've moved past Blanton's being a good bourbon to me. I am tasting flaws and imperfections that should have disqualified these barrels from being picked but due to mass production, younger barrels, and the reality that these were never that good, this one was enough better than side by side barrels a store picked it. Throwing a couple rocks in for the fun of it. This is after all how most people will drink blantons. Actually, it tastes more like a standard bourbon iced, still nothing special. Anyway, I've always felt blanton's was an over priced bourbon, but I used to feel it was still providing a bit of a premium experience. I have to admit, I really do think the bottle was a part of that even back when I started. There is something about mash bill 2 that is perhaps not my preferred choice, but I love small batch EH Taylor for the money. Anyway 1.5 for me today. I think this is a below average whisky and I'm getting notes that make me debate going lower. It is frankly not that pleasant beyond that nice nose.
  2. Ryan-Juneau

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Vanilla And caramel up front followed by brown sugar/ baking spices and a strong orange hidden underneath it all
    59.0 USD per Bottle
  3. phantomdw2

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  4. giovannim

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  5. The second N 2-25-20, barrel no. 186, H, 7, bottle 241
    54.99 USD per Bottle
    Market District Supermarket
  6. rivadavia

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  7. DChap

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    This has always been pretty meh for me. Hate me or love me, I just don't see the price tag matching up to this one. I might grab it in the future for regifting purposes but it doesn't stand out for me.
    60.0 USD per Bottle
  8. DHFAN

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
  9. Gus-Fraley

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  10. whiskey805

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
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