This is the first SFTB I’ve tried and owned so I have no other comparisons. We're informed that this should be a short term problem, but please be aware when purchasing this tasty bourbon. The finest bourbon in the world comes from a single barrel. Press Esc to cancel. Do you think the bourbon has stayed the same over the years? Color: Rich dark orange. Straight From the Barrel (often abbreviated to SFTB) is Blanton’s 6- to 8-year-old bourbon bottled at full power — 128 proof. Required fields are marked *. The first season is just a masterpiece while this bourbon is, at its best, a great deal. I also participated because, you know, research. Because this is a single barrel bourbon, however, there will difference between bottles. Hi Ben, all Blanton’s are single barrels. Today was not what I was expecting. When whisky gets political, designed to support the protest moment here in Hong Kong earlier this year and flavour profile was picked to matched with the goings on, smoke, fire, some sulphur and youthful vigour apparently. Blanton’s Gold Edition was created for discerning bourbon aficionados who appreciate exceptional smoothness and complexity in their bourbon whiskey, according to Buffalo Trace. Even at $150, this is an easy Bottle recommendation and should be on the shelf of every serious bourbon enthusiast. Join our mailing list to receive blog post updates, breaking news, special offers, and entry into our bourbon-themed giveaways. But I’m seeing less of it in stores in Tokyo. In this episode we review Blanton's Straight From The Barrel. How we drank it: I generally drink everything in a NEAT glass, but since I only have six of them, I put the Blanton’s in Glencairn glasses. From my experience, the odds are strong you’ll get a good one and if so, bottle all the way. These scores indicate that a good bottle of Blanton’s is well worth the $55 price. The bourbon was previously only available internationally, but starting this summer it will be stateside and priced at $120. Both Andy and Brad detected the smell of nuts. Aside from Japan, Singapore and France, I’m not sure which other countries sell more than just the Original Single Barrel. Bottle, Bar or Bust: Andy gave it an 89. Bottle, Bar or Bust: With scores of 94,95 and 96, the SFTB was hands down the champion. The SFTB is the real deal. Aside from Blanton’s they own other brands that use Buffalo Trace Distillery’s mash bill #2 like Ancient Age, Rockhill Farms, Elmer T Lee and Hancock’s Reserve. I generally think of two American whiskey brands when I watch Westworld. Andy felt he was being nice with that score. Cool! We tasted all four bourbons in the order listed below and took notes before discussing them with each other. Email address Please add a valid email address. In the hopes of answering at least some of the aforementioned questions, I’ll be reviewing a Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey today. Proof will vary from barrel to barrel, so one could potentially see on store shelves bottles of different ABVs side by side. My family is originally from Frankfort, KY. My Grandmother was a Blanton, and her father moved the family from Frankfort, KY to Jordan Valley when Gram was just a child. After some water and a swirl, he called the nose “beautiful.” Brad got caramel, sea salt and some pear. Delivered Worldwide. Nose: Vanilla, heavy notes of saw dust, Smell of burned. The Burn: The consensus was very little burn on this one and a quick finish. Westworld is finally back with its third season. Read more about our new Patron offering, or hit the button below to contribute. Two of my dependable whiskey friends, Andy Ruback and Brad Curtis, came over without knowing what they were going to be tasting or why. First Sips: I couldn’t pull any standout flavors from this one, and I actually wondered if something was wrong with my taste buds until the others shared the same sentiments. Blanton’s Gold is sold in select non-U.S. markets in 700 mL label-less bottles, rather than the standard 750 mL. It’s less expensive than the SFTB but you also get 50 mL less whiskey in the Gold bottle. Spoiler alert: They didn’t. Brad also tasted the wood and vanilla, along with butterscotch. This release is from the popular Straight From The Barrel range, and has been bottled at a full-bodied 63.5% ABV. The Gold Edition was the second version created, after the Original 93 proof. Critics have scored this product 90 points. What happen if I have all the letters from Blantons do I get a free bottles?? Brad got caramel and some faint cinnamon. Blanton’s … Read Brett's full profile. Blanton's Gold Edition is a classic bourbon made from corn, rye and malted barley. Blanton's Straight From the Barrel is a single barrel, cask strength bourbon from Blanton’s metal wharehouse H. Each barrel is bottled at a different ABV / PROOF and range from 61.15 to 64.8 ABV, so is typically 35 proof stronger them Blanton’s Original and 25 proof stronger than Blanton’s Gold. This, the Blanton’s Gold Edition, a green label Special Reserve (40%) and a Straight from the Barrel which is un-cut and minimally filtered. Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel is the cask strength variant of Blanton’s, which as the name implies, is bottled un-filtered and un-cut. This 103 proof Blanton’s Gold is very limited, but a favorite among discerning bourbon aficionados. Neat, Splash or Rocks: Adding water did nothing. Blanton’s bourbon is not very cheap compared to other whiskeys. Really hoping to get a full wooden flavor out of it. Their standard offering - the single barrel straight bourbon - will cost you around $60.00 for a 750 mL bottle. While this isn’t perfect, you can’t go wrong with this bourbon. Our Noses Noticed: Higher proof was evident. It more than makes up for it in the mouth. The login page will open in a new tab. All of that plus the name earned it a spot in the lineup. But I’ve been seeing it at around $100 to $110 ever since it won an award two years ago. Hope you enjoy the Gold. I’d be hesitant to say it’s a great deal. Our Noses Noticed: Everyone commented on the lightness of it. Along with the single barrel named to honor Elmer T. Lee, all the Blanton’s are created from Buffalo Trace Mash Bill 2 (Higher Rye 12-15%), are distilled to 140 proof, put into barrels at 125 proof and aged in Blanton’s favorite Warehouse H. Warehouse H is reserved solely for Blanton’s. Think I’ll sit back and have a sip. In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Brett AtlasSeptember 22, 201613 Comments. As for my comparison experiment, the taste isn’t very close to Rock Hill Farms. Users have rated this product 5 out of 5 stars. Brad thought water actually added to the burn but didn’t draw out any more flavor. In the mouth: Astringent texture followed by mild heat and sweet bourbon notes. Those single barrels were bottled as a private reserve bourbon for ambassadors, dignitaries and those especially close to him. https://www.bourbonbanter.com/author/brett-atlas/. Although at $60+ a bottle I wouldn’t purchase a 75 again but I would still drink/mix with it. I haven’t seen much of it get ordered bars. Color: Andy noted that this was a welcome beauty. The proof on the Straight from the Barrel edition varies by bottle depending on the barrel. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Previously unavailable in the U.S., Blanton’s Single Barrel Gold Edition is going to be available in the U.S. for the first time ever this summer. We don’t want to partner with brands. Another fact you may be unaware of: Japanese manufacturer Takara Shuzo owns all of the Age International brands (including Ancient Age, Blanton’s and Elmer T. Lee), despite their being distilled and aged at Buffalo Trace. This bottling is positioned in between the original version with bit lower ABV and 'Straight from the Barrel' version with full cask strength alcohol content. Didn’t realize it was that long ago. The recipe is the same as Blanton’s Original and Blanton’s Gold, but the proof will vary from barrel to barrel. Cheers from Denver! Aside from the regular Blanton’s Bourbon available here in the USA there’s three other international offerings available in the global market. The complexity of rye, caramel, oak, honey and … I recently obtained the gold and am looking forward to trying it- although I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to complete a collection of stoppers. I continually spread the praises and share a taste, whenever possible. Gold Edition is a single barrel bourbon and information on barrel number, bottling dates, etc. Please Note: Unfortunately, the gold wax atop these Straight From The Barrel bottlings is currently prone to cracking. It’s not quite the same accomplishment, but you can buy the gold stoppers at the Blanton’s Bourbon Shop! Bar for sure (if you’re at a bar overseas) and Bottle for sure if someone can get it for you in the UK for $80 like they did for me. First Sips: All of us described it as dry, and both suspected it was at least a higher rye bourbon. The high alcohol by volume is intense and powerful yet inviting. Color: Really dark amber entering brown territory. Both Brad and Andy picked up floral scents and Brad even got a little perfume after adding water. But that would a great idea that we could get behind. Created for connoisseurs familiar with cask strength whiskeys, this enormous taste profile reaches depths of flavor found only in the rarest of spirits. So you rated your Blanton’s an 85 and thought it was a drain pour??!?! If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Mashbill #2 is generally accepted as being a … But the different horse top designs just remind me of the stationary galloping horse in season one’s opening credits. We use cookies (soaked in whiskey) to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. For my bottle, I rated it an 83, Brad gave it an 81, and Andy a 75. Black and Red were created specifically for the Japanese market. Many viewers felt season two fell short. First Sips: Brad immediately jumped on the mouthfeel: “outstanding.” Andy let it coat his mouth, again and again, enjoying the caramel and cinnamon flavor burst from the higher proof. 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 on the market today. As we go through life, we learn to associate different things with the different aspects of our lives. Long finish with some rye spice. 6. Literal spoiler alert: It was horrible. Blanton’s Gold 86.5. (Better known as buying all of them on a barrel stave from the distillery.) None of them are age stated and they will tell you they bottle “by taste.” Both Black and Green are 80 proof. 7. Blanton’s Bourbon: The Original Single Barrel Bourbon whiskey. I’ve heard some people say it reminds them of the Holy Hand Grenade in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Buffalo Trace also released Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel (RHF) in 1990, named after Albert Blanton’s home. Blanton’s Gold is one of Blanton’s (Buffalo Trace) international single barrel offerings. The three of us have been drinking a lot of cask strength whiskeys over the past few years, and that should be noted as you consider our tasting notes. Whisky reviews, news & features without favour. 31 and was dumped on 2-24-2016. Good catch by you, but I just can’t recall exactly why. By comparison, a similarly renowned brand of Kentucky bourbon, Maker’s Mark, costs around half … The title is an obvious give away that, for me, I associate the Blanton’s with the show more. Color: A darker amber than the Blanton’s Original, almost caramel with a slightly reddish-brown hue. Your email address will not be published. I was planning on doing a Blanton’s vertical as I have the Gold version but it’s still unopened. So I guess more locals are buying it at home or tourists are buying them. I wish HK all the best as I am very fond of that place. As a result, I’ve been hearing that Blanton’s has been hard to find in the US as of late. Stores and prices for 'Blanton's The Original Single Barrel Kentucky ... ' | prices, stores, tasting notes and market data. Peach jam, hints of pineapple, hints of figs, hints of rye and more honey. https://m.facebook.com/story/graphql_permalink/?graphql_id=UzpfSTEwMDMxNDAyNDg3ODk5MToxNTQ2MDk5MDYxMTYwNjk%3D. Thank you, Dave! This Straight from The Barrel is basically an Original Single Barrel on steroids. Imagine being told, “Son we’re not hiring any hands today,” at your job interview and then 35 years later honoring the same man that turned you down by naming the world’s first single barrel bourbon after him. Dumped on 2-2-16, Stored in warehouse H, from barrel # 786, on rick 52 and bottled at 46.5% abv. Its currently only available outside the US, like many other bottles in the Blanton’s line. In the mouth: Astringent toffee, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, hints of peaches, brandied cherry juice and watermelon. The Original is slightly disappointing and shy on the nose. The country is one of few regularly stocked with Blanton’s Green label, Gold label and Straight from the Barrel, the only barrel-proof Blanton’s out there. Ownership: Buffalo Trace Distillery. Kentucky is a state in the central-eastern United States with a long history of alcohol productio ... Stores and prices for 'Blanton's Straight From The Barrel Kent ... ' | tasting notes, market data, prices and stores in USA. I remember buying this for $85 around 3 years ago. We were going to declare a winner. Could have been a typo or maybe my criteria was set weird. Brad rated this an 87 and noted that he would buy this for $35 as a daily drinker. At a $10 premium to Blanton’s Original, and lower scores than a solid bottle of Blanton’s, none of us can recommend a bottle purchase, but it’s definitely worth a glass at a bar. Despite being made in the Buffalo Trace Distillery, there are at least four other expressions (Black, Green, Straight from the Barrel & Gold) of Blanton’s not available in the US. Without a doubt, the two most intriguing of the international releases has been the Blanton’s Gold (103 proof) and the Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel (proof varies by bottle, but around 130 proof). Thanks, Taylor. We all agree a few drops of water is the better way to go. Some of the big whisky websites are funded by corporate groups. Brad and I got some rye, while he also found sweet pickles, nutmeg, and wood. Today, Blanton’s Single Barrel has become one of the most revered and award-winning bourbons on the market. I recently bought some from west port conn and they just said they were not included. Sadly, no you do not. Blanton's Straight From the Barrel For Sale. Profoundly full-flavoured. Blanton’s SFTB 89.0 ... One thought on “ Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel ” Chris Hurst says: 09/05/2019 at 22:28. Although I’m sure that by the time this article sees the light of day, the season will have already wrapped up. Like Brad, I got the dryness and spice of a rye. If you want more in depth discussion regarding Blanton’s history, Taylor has already covered it before. Also, Blanton’s horse tops represent a horse jockey in a race and not a cowboy. The bottle is unique. It was dumped on … The Burn: We all agreed there was a nice, long finish with more burn than the others. All rights reserved. Like Special Reserve, SFTB is available in international markets, but perhaps easiest to find in Japan, where it … Blanton’s is a bourbon that the three of us have enjoyed for many years and with Brad and Andy not aware what it was, I was very excited to see if they recognized it. This cask-strength blend of straight ryes from Canada, Indiana, Poland, and Tennessee is priced at $90. It’s very apparent since more people have been able to associate themselves with Blanton’s lately thanks to shows and movies like Justified and John Wick. So, I’ll just compare the Original Single Barrel and the Straight from the Barrel for this review. Begin typing your search above and press return to search. First Sips: Brad described this as a flavor explosion compared to the first two and we all noted much more flavor on this one. Our Noses Noticed: The alcohol vapor was strong and I had trouble pulling distinct flavors from it neat. Bottle, Bar or Bust: There’s a reason this bottle is getting harder to find. I don’t blame the new fans. Much better balance than the other bottle. This applies vice versa as well. Introduction: Well this is gonna gonna trigger some downvotes. What is the difference between Blantons black label and green label? Mark Twain said, “too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” A passionate whiskey hunter & gatherer, Brett serves his opinions and reviews just like his bourbon - straight and not watered down. Ours was dumped in 2015 and weighs in at 128.5 proof. I probably wouldn’t pay the $135 price tag it’s fetching in the States. Strong scents of honey, vanilla, hints of peach and cinnamon. Also sign me up for newsletters so I can get special offers, recommendations, and expert advice to my inbox! The main event of the evening was clearly Blanton’s Gold vs. Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel (SFTB). is 53. Dumped 6/4/2009, purchased in Grand Cayman. If your bottle has the classic Blanton’s taste profile, you can definitely share it with anyone from a beginner to an enthusiast. I got butterscotch candy and Brad was reminded of Werther’s candy. I have 2 unopened(yet) bottles of Blantons on my bar, as well as half the one gifted to me by my daughter. His interest started with single malts in 2012, before he moved into rum and mezcal in search of malterntaitves – and a passion for travel then helped build his drinks collection. Unlike Westworld’s season two this did not disappoint. If I were to compare this with Westworld’s season 1 though, because it was our intro to the show just like this bourbon is our intro to Blanton’s, it wouldn’t fit the boot. Despite being made in the Buffalo Trace Distillery, there are at least four other expressions (Black, Green, Straight from the Barrel & Gold) of Blanton’s not available in the US. These are followed by cloves, muscovado sugar, more cinnamon syrup, vanilla and pecan nuts. Honey, peppers, hints of peach jam, vanilla, brandied cherry juice, cinnamon syrup, toffee, caramel followed by heat appropriate with the abv. Brad told me to keep it for mixed drinks, low praise indeed for a $65 bottle. Had the chance to try the Blanton´s Straight From The Barrel today, I've heard so much about it and I have actually tried the Gold. In fact, Andy ran home to get his bottle to prove it. Y’all have a good evening boys…. The Blanton’s Single Barrel I opened for this tasting was dumped in 2015 and was a private barrel pick. I don’t do scores anymore because it’s exactly what you point out. Of course, movies and shows have shown us that cowboys like to spend their time drinking booze in saloons. Share With: I wanted to share my private barrel Blanton’s with the drain until Andy stopped me. No one really knows why but it’s part of the non-disclosure agreement between the brand owner, Age Int’l, and Sazerac. Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel Americans accustomed to liquor stores being sold out of Blanton’s 93 proof, high-rye single barrel bourbon might consider a trip to Japan. The handwritten, workmanlike label lends a unique look to the bottle. Andy guessed it might be a rye but predicted a sweet flavor when he tasted it. Learn more about our range of award winning single barrel Bourbon whiskey; Blanton's Original Single Barrel (93 proof), Blanton's Gold Edition (103 proof), Blanton's Straight From the Barrel (Barrel proof), and Blanton's Special Reserve (80 proof). After logging in you can close it and return to this page. That man was Albert B. Blanton and the young man he told to take a hike in 1949 was Elmer T. Lee. This barrel is #172, from Rickhouse H (always), rick #7. It was stored in Warehouse H on Rick No. The Burn: A little more burn for me that really kicked in on the finish, but not nearly enough for Brad even at 100 proof. Frankly, neither appeals to me but it sounds like the Black is a couple years older than the Green. Now it’s either just bar, bottle or bust or 0-5 stars. A second sip gave off hints of rye, wooden furniture, leather, cloves, caramelized orange peel oil and a nutty syrup. Neat, Splash or Rocks: A few drops of water definitely brought out some caramel and vanilla for me. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Support Malt Each Month By Becoming A Patron. I agree with them. The Battle of the Blanton’s didn’t work out exactly as I planned, but I still consider it a huge success because of what it demonstrated to all three of us. How We Drank It: NEAT glasses, my preferred glass for all bourbons, but particularly the higher-proof ones. Fortunately, my RHF to Blanton’s Gold comparison was still alive and well. Please log in again. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Brad even offered, “I sometimes start my tastings with something crappy before moving into the good stuff.” Even though I opened the bottle a half hour earlier, I actually wondered, “Is this really Blanton’s?” Brad rated it an 81, I was a little more generous with an 85 (probably because I was influenced by the bottle) and Andy slammed it with a 75. Brad felt that its almost bronze color suggested it appeared longer-aged. The registered Bottle No. Andy felt it wasn’t very distinct with more burn than flavor. Blanton's Straight From The Barrel - Barrel 77 (70cl, 65.2%) Pop your email address in below and we’ll let you know next time this product becomes available. Also sold internationally in 750 mL bottles is the Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel (SFTB). On the nose: Sweet and floral on the nose and not so much heat. Though RHF is not stored at Warehouse H, it does share the same mash bill as the others, is similar in proof to the Blanton’s Gold, and is considerably less expensive. Neat, Splash or Rocks: Adding a little water really unlocked the flavor for all of us. Blanton’s is an award winning bourbon of the highest quality. The smaller size means you get a little less bourbon for the buck but the higher 103 proof means you get a little more bang. It’s definitely a step up from Blanton’s Original, but whether that step is worth over double the price is a decision you’re going to have to make. It’s very complex and expressive. It is the only warehouse at Buffalo Trace that has metal cladding on the exterior walls instead of brick, creating wider temperature swings. But I guess this is the issue with single barrels. The Burn: Not a lot of burn but a little longer finish. Morning John, would the straight from the barrel be counted as a single barrel or would it be a vatting of various barrels? It joins Blanton’s Original Single Barrel, bottled at 93 proof and the aforementioned Blanton’s Gold Edition, bottled at 103 proof. Can you buy the bags for these were gifts ,that to me were without a bow . 1180 and was dumped on 7-9-2016. But I find this SFTB to be head and shoulders better than the Original. Unfortunately, the surprise was blown by that point, but it is worth providing the post-reveal tasting notes compared to my bottle: Color: Slightly darker amber than the other Blanton’s Original. After the reveal at the end, both of them were incredulous, swearing this wasn’t Blanton’s. Unfortunately, after drinking the other higher-proofers and pulling the curtain back on the experiment, there was no reliable way to accurately rate Andy’s bottle, more reminiscent of what we’d consider the typical Blanton’s. In our blind test, neither Andy nor Brad could be influenced by any outside bias, and I would serve as the third judge to break any tie between them. is Many years later, the Blanton’s brand was created. That may help to explain the strong international presence. The syrup I enjoyed on the nose lingered into the finish. First Sips: Vanilla and a little rye spice. I’ve only seen Blanton’s in HK, Singapore and Japan. I’m sure that some readers will say High West would fit the boot better because of their marketing. Immediately following the universally disappointing Blanton’s Original pick, I expected RHF to get an artificial boost. Others do paid-for content with brands. I was thinking you have a tough scale if 80’s is a drain pour, even Andy giving it a 75 and saying “don’t ever drink” seems pretty harsh lol. ABV: 68.75%. In Blanton’s Words: Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel “Not only one of the world’s best bourbons, Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel is one of the world’s best whiskeys. It’s … That’s a pretty cool label you just shared. What kind of Malt contributor would I be if I can’t associate that fiery and romanticized era with American whiskey. Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel, according to those behind it, is the same bourbon recipe as the regular Blanton’s but, as the name implies, is being released as an uncut, unfiltered whiskey. How We Drank It: NEAT glasses, what else for this beast? “Don’t drink ever,” was his final note on it. Instead you’ll have to just bask in the glow of success knowing that you didn’t cheat to get them all. The bottle sampled for this review came from barrel no. Has Blanton’s mania affected inventory or prices in Asia in the way that it has in the U.S.? Given the lively debate on which of the Blanton’s is the best, I set up a blind tasting so they could all battle it out. As a Blanton’s descendant, I’m assuming you’ve had access to older bottles. Not only one of the world’s best bourbons, Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel is one of the world’s best whiskeys. Plus the gold Sharpie-like print on the bottle and gold horse look really cool. 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