New Bourbon Added: Blanton’s Single Barrel

Name: Blanton’s Single Barrel
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Type: High-Rye
Color: Red/Amber
Proof: 93
Age: 12 Years
Price: $65

About: The Blanton family made Bourbon before the Civil War, but their breakthrough came in 1984 when they introduced the first single barrel Bourbon. Along with variations between bottles caused by each individual barrel being bottled unblended, there are also eight different racehorse and jockey poses on the stoppers. (Collect them all!) When we first pulled our stopper, its toffee-caramel aroma actually caused our spouse to declare, “That smells good!” The reddish-amber Bourbon has a lovely jolt of orange zest and burnt sugar on the palate. Exuding flavors, one sip feels like it fills our entire mouth.