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Blanton's Gold Edition Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Blanton's Gold Edition Bourbon

Bourbon /51.5% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Kentucky, United States

Product description

Single Barrel Bourbon started with Blanton's in 1984. Nearing retirement, Master Distiller Elmer T. Lee was tasked with creating a bourbon of exceptionally high quality. With careful reflection, he recalled the earlier days of his career in the late 1940s when he worked under Colonel Albert B. Blanton. Colonel Blanton was the president of the distillery until 1952. Mr. Lee remembered that when Colonel Blanton would entertain dignitaries and other important guests he would handpick "honey barrels" from the center cut of Warehouse H and have that bourbon bottled one barrel at a time. As a tribute to Colonel Blanton's old tradition, Elmer T. Lee decided to name this new bourbon "Blanton's Single Barrel".

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  • tiffany c.
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    Box was damaged in several places. Unacceptable for a $500 bottle


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.

Drizly's take

The aroma of Blanton's Gold Edition Bourbon reminds you of heavy rye, honey, vanilla, chocolate and dried fruits. It features a rich texture and taste that contains apricot, pepper, butter, oak and light honey. Blanton's whiskey bourbon has a long finish that starts with apple and toffee and ends with caramel and pecan. The recipe for Blanton's Gold Edition remains the same as Blanton's Original but with a higher proof.

Each Gold Edition bottle has horse and jockey figurines atop the bottle stoppers. These unique stoppers honor Kentucky horse races and the tradition of being the world's bourbon capital and have become a trademark. Eight different poses of these figurines are available, which makes this whiskey a collector's item. The Gold Edition sells in select markets only.

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