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..until now, that is when you join BourbonBlog.com and Blanton’s Bourbon in Warehouse H in Frankfort, Kentucky to taste the complete collection of Blanton’s in this video. If you’re in the U.S.A., you have the opportunity to taste the one of a kind Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon as it is available across the country.

Depending on where you live outside of the U.S., you may also be able to taste the Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel, Blanton’s Gold Edition, and Blanton’s Special Reserve.

John Shutt, International Sales Director of Blantons’ Bourbon invites BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer into Warehouse H to be first to do an on-camera tasting of the complete Blanton’s collection. At this time Blanton’s export labels are only available internationally and in some duty free shops.

“Due to such high demand from our loyal brand customers we are looking forward to bringing one or perhaps all labels to the domestic market with our US Domestic Distributor, Sazerac in the future,” Shutt tells BourbonBlog.com.

Here is BourbonBlog.com‘s complete review of the Blanton’s collection below along with the video tastings and review above. Warehouse H is described as a “magical place” due to the higher temperatures. Col. Blanton discovered that this warehouse aged bourbon better than any other on the grounds, especially in the middle sections known as the center cut where Blanton’s Bourbons age.

These are some of the Best Bourbons we’ve ever reviewed…

Blanton's Bourbon Collection
Blanton's Special Reserve Bourbon

Blanton’s Special Reserve Bourbon Review

Bourbon: Blanton’s Special Reserve Bourbon

Distillery: Blanton’s Distilling Co., Frankfort, Kentucky

Proof: 80 Proof, 40% ABV

Notes: Originally created at the lower proof for countries with extremely high tariffs and taxes on alcohol as they relate to proof.

Color: Light amber

Nose: Floral, citrus and fruity

Taste: Tropical fruits, honey  hint of vanilla balanced by a rounded barrel character. Vibrant and somewhat juicy.

Finish: Fresh and crisp with cinnamon apple.

Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon

Blanton’s Original Reserve Bourbon Review

Bourbon: Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon

Distillery: Blanton’s Distilling Co., Frankfort, Kentucky

Proof: 93 Proof, 46.5% ABV

Notes: 1984 recreated a Bourbon that Col. Blanton had created for friends and special guests taken from Warehouse H. Blanton’s became the first American entry into the ultra-premium whiskey market. Today, most distilleries offer one or more single barrel bottlings.

Color: Reddish amber

Nose: Robust and spicy with dried citrus, oak, and mild vanilla.

Taste: Clean, smooth and delicious with a true Bourbon flavor. Rounded oak, vanilla, burnt sugar and everything that communicates a “Bold Bourbon.”

Finish: Finishes clean vanilla, honey, and citrus.

Blanton's Gold Edition Bourbon

Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon Review

Bourbon: Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon

Distillery: Blanton’s Distilling Co., Frankfort, Kentucky

Proof: 103 Proof, 51.5% ABV

Notes: Second to be created in the Blanton’s collection.

Color: Dark amber

Nose: Heavy rye, died fruits, and alluring with subtle notes of chocolate.

Taste: Elements of a Cognac a noticeable here with red fruit, apples, honey, apricot. Goes from sweet to buttery then almost becomes a chocolate fudge.

Finish: Pecan, leather, hints of tobacco.

Blanton's Straight from the Barrel Bourbon

Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel Bourbon Review

Bourbon: Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel Bourbon

Distillery: Blanton’s Distilling Co., Frankfort, Kentucky

Proof: 131.9 Proof, 65.95% ABV (Other bottles may vary as typically bottled at cask strength at 127-140 proof).

Notes: Originally created for the French market as they requested a cask strength version of Blanton’s.

Color: Deep dark amber

Nose: Robust and powerful with wooded vanilla, tobacco and dark chocolate.

Taste: A full, legendary flavor. Even with the high proof, the notes of oak, butter, and creaminess shine through.As once said about this specific Bourbon: “Un-filtered, un-cut, unbelievable.”

Finish: Long, Lingering and warming with deep chocolate, oak and

Blanton's Bourbon is selected from Warehouse H in Frankfort, Kentucky. Col. Blanton discovered that this warehouse aged bourbon better than any other on the grounds, especially in the middle sections known as the center cut. It is still the same today.

Blanton's Bourbon is selected from Warehouse H in Frankfort, Kentucky. Col. Blanton discovered that this warehouse aged bourbon better than any other on the grounds, especially in the middle sections known as the center cut. It is still the same today.

 

Filmed and edited by Scott Hendrickson AND Hosted and produced by Tom Fischer at Warehouse H in Frankfort, Kentucky. Special thanks to John Shutt, Age International, Inc. and Blanton’s Distilling Co., Frankfort, Kentucky

 

One Response to “The Best Bourbons You May Never Taste…”

  1. Bob Siddoway

    Oh man, I sure hope they release the barrel-proof Blantons here in the states! I believe it’s only been sold overseas or in duty-free airports until now, unless I’m mistaken. I REALLY want to try it…

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