The Blanton's product line (Buffalo Trace Distillery) consists of four different bourbons. Domestically we can get our hands on the flagship, single barrel bottle. In international markets however- including some cruise destinations- there are three other options which are not available in the United States. While on a cruise stop in Grand Cayman, my brother-in-law stumbled across a few of these international bottles. We wanted to hold onto these for special occasions, and decided to pick Blanton's straight from the barrel as our 100th Bourbon Brothers video review. I want to say thanks to all my readers (and watchers for those of you who subscribe to our Youtube channel) for the support; enjoy the review, and here's to 100 more!
-2013 release, barrel 184
-No Age Statement
Nose: Wow. Upfront is an intense foundation of brown sugar, fortified by a bold fudge and vanilla-icing sweetness. Multiple layers of baking spices and toasted oak construct a mouth-watering aroma.
Taste: Immediately you are met by a deep and robust profile; there is a sweet tobacco backbone which transitions from start to finish. Brown sugar, leather, toasted oak. It's complexity is heightened by the never-ending layers of spice- cinnamon, clove, and black pepper.
Finish: This bourbon stays in your chest for a long, long time. It's enticingly smooth, with sweet tobacco and toasted oak.
Conclusion: This is one hell of a bourbon- the fact that it can only be purchased internationally in a damn shame. If you live overseas or are lucky enough to stumble across a bottle, pick one up and thank yourself later.
My Rating: A (Great)
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