Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel

Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel, bottled June 17, 2016, 63.65% ABV, €65. Nose: Sourdough bread, orange peel, vanilla, mud/hay, soft oak. Taste: Baking spices, nutmeg, fruit cake/christmas cake, butterscotch, mint. Finish: Very long, spicy, HOT. Thoughts: Nice and rich, but wow, this delivers a serious hit. Big, bold, and in your face. The spiciness is where it shines. It’s like drinking holiday baked goods that … Continue reading Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel

Blanton’s Gold, Booker’s Bourbon, & Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof.

In my experience I’ve found a few drops of water really open up and benefit these whiskies, and therefore all my notes are with water added. (Approximately 3-4 drops for a half ounce pour) Blanton’s Gold, Bottled 9-19-14, Barrel 829, Warehouse H, Rick#29, 51.5% ABV, $100 CAD Nose: Brown sugar, sweet corn, vanilla, toffee, really nice cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate thing going on. Fruit hard … Continue reading Blanton’s Gold, Booker’s Bourbon, & Jack Daniel’s Barrel Proof.