Originally launched in 1984 under the guidance of the distillery’s master distiller Elmer T. Lee, Blanton’s bourbon has become one of the most sought after bottles of bourbon on the market today. Blanton’s Gold Edition was created for discerning bourbon aficionados who appreciate exceptional smoothness and complexity in their bourbon whiskey, according to Buffalo Trace. The mash bill ratios for this bourbon are not available, however it uses the Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #2, which is said to be 12-15% rye.
The nose is first marked by spicy rye and tobacco notes. Caramel and honey follow soon after, mingled with dark fruit and citrus notes. The palate emulates the same complex nose with rye, tobacco, and honey at the forefront. Round and bold notes of charred oak and vanilla carry you through to an extremely long and harmonious finish. This bourbon consistently delivers on balance and character, on par with the world’s finest whiskey. Best served neat or with a splash of water.
Bottled at 51.5% alcohol by volume.
*Although not common, wax may crack during shipping causing minor leakage.