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Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon

Bourbon /46.5% ABV / Kentucky, United States




Product Details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
46.5%
Liquor Flavor
Spiced
Tasting Notes
Caramel, Honey, Vanilla

Product Description

In the winter of 1881, Albert Bacon Blanton was born into one of the first families of bourbon history. At the age of sixteen, he started work in the Distillery as an office boy and fast became a leading pioneer in the development of bourbon. From the time he was made company president in 1921 until his retirement in 1952, his Distillery expanded from 44 to 144 buildings to become the largest Distillery of its day. During that period Colonel Blanton created his very special and limited supply of bourbon - his private reserve - handpicked and stored in what now is known as the famous Warehouse H. Although Colonel Blanton died in the spring of 1959, his legacy lives. Introduced in 1984, Blanton’s namesake bourbon was the first ever Single Barrel Bourbon sold commercially. The Single Barrel Bourbon is the first of its kind. Blanton's is the Original Single Barrel Bourbon that retains its uniqueness today by virtue of world wide critical acclaim. It has been awarded international gold medals, grand gold medals, and recommendations from noted spirits writers like Paul Pacult. The individual barrel selection process is one that involves one of the most respected Master Distillers in the bourbon industry. Elmer T. Lee introduced Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon in 1984 and since that time has been enshrined in the Master Distillers' Hall of Fame. Elmer searched the honey spots of Warehouse H to personally select those barrels destined for greatness. Unlike other brands which are restricted to certain ages, Blanton's strives for a distinctive flavor profile across an array of years. The typical bourbon used is approximately eight years old, however, it is not unusual for the age to extend to ten or twelve years. From world-class bourbon to the most unique package, everything about Blanton's exudes quality, class, and excellence. REVIEWS "Liquid gold." –Jim Murray's Whisky Bible TASTING NOTES A deep, satisfying nose of nutmeg and spices. Powerful dry vanilla notes in harmony with hints of honey amid strong caramel and corn. A medium finish composed of returning corn and nutmeg flavors. AWARDS 2019 Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2019 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2018 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 "Tried & True" - 91 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018 Silver Medal - Denver International Spirits Competition 2017 Gold Medal - 90 points - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2017 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 "Tried & True" - 93 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017 Double Gold Medal - Denver International Spirits Competition 2016 Gold Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Gold Medal / 90 points - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 "Tried & True" - 95 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016 Silver Medal - North American Bourbon & Whisky Competition 2016 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015 Silver Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2015 Gold Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015 Gold Medal - The Fifty Best Bourbon Whiskeys 2015 2015 Trophy Finalist; "Tried & True" - 95 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 Bronze Medal - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2014 Double Gold Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013 Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 Extraordinary/Ultimate Recommendation; Chairman's Trophy - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013 Gold Medal - Best Bourbon - The Fifty Best 2012 Extraordinary-Ultimate Recommendation - Chairman's Trophy Winner - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012 Gold Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2012 Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011 Excellent/Strong Recommendation - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011 Best of Category - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010 Silver Medal - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010 Very Good-Recommended - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2009 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2008 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2007 Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2006 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2003 Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2003 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2003 Bronze Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2003 Commended - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2002 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2000 Grand Gold Medal - Monde Selection 2000 Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 1999 Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 1998 Two Grand Gold Medals - Monde Selection 1998 Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 1997 Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition

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  • BenJan 21 2022

    This store always has the bottles I’m looking for but at 5x the price. Total rip-off this place..

  • Tolu
    Verified Buyer
    Jan 11 2022
    Verified Buyer

    Top shelf where it belongs. Love it.

  • Jun A. Jan 3 2022

    Although still over priced, I’m willing to pay $119 as the price shown on their website after I googled it. I decided to sign up thinking I can be a regular customer. After signing up, the price went up to $299.99. I’ll just hold on to my $300 and you can keep your bottle!

  • McClintockDec 29 2021

    I dont care what anyone says, this is one of the best bourbons available that wont cost a month's rent. There is a reason it is allocated. There is a reason retailers can sell it for $200+. It isnt the cute little tops. It isnt the bottle. It's the liquid gold inside.

  • John PatelDec 25 2021

    $299.99 for a $65 bottle? Ridiculous! Reporting to BBB.

  • JerryDec 24 2021

    What a rip off at that greedy price / will NEVER shop there again!

  • Eric W.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 21 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Slight tears in label

  • BillDec 9 2021

    Overpriced 65 to 80 max these places think they can get it go ahead but I'll never shop there when they blatantly overcharge like this

  • Jeremy E.
    Verified Buyer
    Oct 29 2021
    Verified Buyer

    The best of the best. Smooth, perfection.

  • AaronOct 27 2021

    Doesn't get much boujeer, but also way expensive - tis what it tis

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FAQs

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.