Distilled by Buffalo Trace, Blanton's Gold Edition is a single barrel bourbon.
A high proportion of rye makes it dry and spicy.
Due to the rarity of this whisky, only one bottle is allowed per order and per customer. Thank you for your understanding.
Tasting note from Thomas
The nose has a slight woody overlay but develops above all pretty notes of dried fruit (hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans). There is also a touch of blackcurrant well complemented by clear spices (cinnamon, cloves, cumin). The oak (varnished plank and sawdust) then makes a comeback with a little blackberry, plums or even flowers (magnolia, honeysuckle).
Aeration tends to caramelise the dried fruits. Similarly, the fruity aspect seems more sustained with oxygenation. The addition of water brings out the dried fruits, the cereals and the drier aspect (spices, wood). However, in the background, a little caramel and chocolate remain.
The palate is rich and dense. There is a concentration of varnished wood, caramelised dried fruit (walnut, pecan) and flowers (honeysuckle, lily). The fruits (plums, blackberries) are then more tangible while vanilla and spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger) make a rather significant breakthrough. The corn seems to stand out.
The dilution is advantageous. The dried fruits bring a lot of sweetness (pecan, cashew, hazelnut) while the cereals and spices rule the second part of the mouth.
The finish is fresher with the appearance of cardamom and fresh herbs. Cereals, spices and dried fruits remain on the palate for a long time.
The dilution allows to gain varnished wood, corn, vanilla while keeping the dried fruits.
" A bourbon driven by dried fruit that handles its drier approach well... "
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