Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon Triple Pack Original 46.5 Gold 51.5% Straight From The Barrel 66.2% 3 x 70cl
A fantastic opportunity to enjoy all three Blanton's releases that have been officially available in the UK!
Named after Albert B. Blanton - and believe it or not, the 'B' stood for 'Bacon' - the Blanton's branding was created by Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Elmer T. Lee who had previously worked under Blanton as an apprentice.
When dignitaries and important folk visited what was then the Old Fire Copper Distillery, Blanton would treat them to samples from selected casks taken from Warehouse H. This is the only all-metal warehouse in the BT complex, which experienced the greatest fluctuations in temperature as a result, causing the barrels within to have greater interaction between spirit and wood.
Elmer T. Lee kept this tradition, and Blanton's can claim to be the 'first' Single Barrel Bourbon, as individual casks from the centre of Warehouse H are bottled one at a time, as opposed to being married in batches. However, 6 people from a team of 12 taste every single barrel selected, and only if all 6 agree it meets the standard required will it then be bottled, ensuring a consistency of quality, even if there are very slight differences between each barrel. This also accounts for the relatively limited amount of stock that is available worldwide, as the brand owners are not prepared to sacrifice quality just to get more bottles out there.
Blanton's has become one of the most sought after Bourbon brands in the world. It's iconic bottle and stopper are immediately eye-catching, and the liquid inside tastes fantastic - rich, full, fruity with just a touch of spice. The Original is bottled at 46.5% ABV (93 US Proof) whereas the Gold Edition is bottled at 51.5% ABV (103 Proof) - that's the only difference, but that extra ABV really does make a hell of a difference! The Straight From The Barrel - aka cask strength - is normally officially distributed to the UK but a small batch has now arrived on these shores, this particular bottling being from barrel #281 that was dumped on 16th May 2022 at a hefty ABV of 66.2%
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