Blanton’s The Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey is viewed by many as the gold standard for Bourbon.
The whiskey is typically aged 6-8 years and has about 15% rye in the mash bill.
The dark orange copper color dram is a creamy full bodied effort that comes in smooth at 93 proof and leaves with a nice bite on the finish.
The nose is a collage of big aromas led by orange citrus, caramel, vanilla and spearmint.
The palate kicks off with sizzling orange flavors on the tongue followed by sweet toffee, vanilla and charred oak.
I really enjoyed this Bourbon and I am always amazed at just how crisp and recognizable the citrus flavors are in each pour.
Gold standard or not, the average sticker price across the US of $70 just seems too high for a 6 to 8 YO whiskey, but savvy shoppers seek out the retailers that sell it for about $55.