Blanton's Single Barrel Silver Edition
Blanton's // Kentucky, USA
Part of the Buffalo Trace Distillery portfolio, Blanton’s is one of the great brands produced there. The whiskey is selected only from the warehouse H, famous for the quality of the spirit. While running the distillery in the first half of the 20th century, Colonel Blanton always picked single barrels for his personal collection from this warehouse. In 1984, Blanton’s brand was launched to honor his memory and introduce commercially the concept of Single Barrel at a large scale. Originally only available in duty-free shops, Blanton Silver is still available around the world (excluding the US). Sadly, this is no longer being made so keep your eyes peeled on your travels.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Classic nose for a Blanton’s, with maybe a softer approach than the Gold and Straight From The Barrel bottlings (both only available outside the US). Aromas of tropical fruits like pineapple come through a first layer of honey. The palate is very smooth with more fruit, this time including quince and mandarins. There are enough soft spices such as cinnamon and vanilla to give structure to the whiskey and the finish is perfectly sweet and smooth. "