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Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon

Bourbon /46.5% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Product details

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

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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  • Eric Sauer .
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    Great

  • Michael Shuler.
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    Excellent

  • Musial Rocks

    ABC Liquor & Wine is bunch of thieves with the prices they charge. It's stores like them that are ruining the enjoyment of Bourbon/Whiskey.

  • George

    My one star review of this Company was deleted. CROOKS!!

  • Brian

    This is a joke at $299!!!! Sad for a company to be Galligen at this time…….

  • Todd
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    It’s good but they are doing very smart marketing. Stores only get a few bottles and it’s sold immediately. It’s good, my everyday is Angel’s Envy. It’s available and delicious.

  • Jeffrey

    Retail is $70. Above $100 is a hard pass. Stop encouraging gouging

  • Chris
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    This is a really good $40.00 bottle of whiskey. At $200.00 I’ll pass

  • Brandon

    Great bourbon just the price doesn’t make sense in Paris, France the price is 60€ with taxes and this bourbon is from the usa.

  • Scott

    This is a good bourbon, but never pay more than $100 for it. There are great sub $100 options that are just as good. Try Woodford Double Oaked (around $60) or Old Forester 1910 (also around $60) for similar flavor profiles but better. I buy Blanton's when I can find it at the right price, which these days is almost never.

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FAQs

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon is so expensive because, as its name implies, it comes from a single batch of bourbon. This is the ultimate example of the “quality over quantity” axiom: a bourbon that only comes out once a year or so and has such a high demand that its supply will never come close to matching it. The result, as Econ 101 would promise, is that each bottle of Blanton’s comes with a high price tag — an MSRP of around $65, but they tend to sell for around $160.
The best place to find Blanton’s is on Drizly because Drizly sources from all regional liquor stores and compiles their products in one virtual “shop.” Blanton’s is notoriously difficult to find, however, since they make single-barrel bourbon that comes from only one barrel and has a particularly unique flavor as a result. Because they rarely release new batches, the bottles tend to get snatched up quickly.
Blanton’s Single Barrel is released once a year from single-batch barrels, with each batch having its own unique flavor that exists once and never again. Blanton’s also releases other editions such as Straight From the Barrel (an unfiltered, uncut bottle) and Gold, each of which is also only released once per year. Because bourbons are usually produced by taking different barrels of whiskey and blending them together, Blanton’s single-barrel bourbons are exceedingly rare.
If you can get your hands on a bottle of Blanton’s, it is a fantastic gift for any occasion, as it stands out from the rest: Rather than blending different whiskeys as with usual bourbon, Blanton’s takes their single-barrel bourbon from one hardwood barrel. Whatever magic the batch has that year is the magic you get in the end, for better or worse — though it’s pretty much always for better.
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