Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML
“Taken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton’s Original was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon.”
This came straight from Blanton’s website, and I think this says it all. What was once reserved for the upper crust of society is now available for even us lowly peasants. And Blanton’s sure tastes like it’s a cut above the rest, so I can’t help but think that it’s too good for me.
Mmm . . . bourbon. That’s about all I need to say about the nose of Blanton’s. This is pure Kentucky goodness right from the get-go.
Blanton’s really shines straight from the first sip. Lots of vanilla sweetness with a bit of a wheat taste despite it not showing up in the mash bill. No distinguishable rye present as far as I can tell, which is perfect for my taste! Seems similar to Buffalo Trace, although higher proof and smoother.
The finish is really nice. Just a slight burn with a side of vanilla.
Rating & Recommendations
I really enjoy Blanton’s, and to me this is one bourbon worth the hefty price tag. I give this whiskey a rating of 89 out of 100.
Enjoy this stuff neat; you’re paying for a quality drink so don’t water it down!
Blanton’s is a bourbon that everyone should have in their liquor cabinet. Share it with someone who appreciates good whiskey. Don’t waste it on amateurs.