American Whiskey - Bourbon

Blanton's Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    644 / 904
    Rabble Rating
    4.7 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $50
    Proof
    93.0

Rating Description

90th Percentile
This score falls in the 90th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.

Notes

Blanton's bourbon is a popular premium bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery that contains the signature, rye notes for which they are famous. It is named for Colonel Albert Blanton, who is said to have entertained his friends with bourbon from "Warehouse H." The idea of handpicked barrels turned into the 1984 launch of what they consider to be the very first bourbon entry into the "ultra-premium whiskey market."

This is the classic Blanton's expression and regarded as iconic in many parts of Kentucky. Buffalo Trace published some detailed notes about it's production, including the "entry proof" (or what it starts with coming off the still) at 125 (implying to us some high flavor character from the grain) and a #4 char on the barrel.

Blanton's Bourbon has one of the coolest bottles around, the figures on the cork represent the 12 stages of horse-racing in honor of the Kentucky Derby. Obtaining all 12 of these figures is a sport among collectors.
bonez1972 bonez1972 (9) (2014-08-19)

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scollings scollings (75) (2014-06-12)
One of my favorites. Smooth and full flavored. Worth the price.
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NeatPour NeatPour (169) (2014-05-08)
4.15/5; It is not as easy to drink as bt but has loads more complexity and overall better taste and better pour. Other reviews highlight the value and I concur. This one is worth a buy. If you've done mm jack and Jim and wondering where to go I'd say head here. It's a premium bourbon that is very affordable and easy to find. For me it's a bar staple
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spezbaby spezbaby (15) (2014-05-05)
It is good, but I think there are better for the money.
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Muncher Muncher (105) (2014-03-22)
My birthday present to myself. Excellent. Has a hint of "muskiness" that's hard to describe, though I like it. Oak done just right too. Oaky without being too astringent and drying. The folks at Blanton's are truly skilled at their craft.
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derkerderr derkerderr (70) (2014-01-27)
This stuff is excellent. It has a nice, sweet taste and is exceptionally smooth. If it was cheaper (or I was wealthier) this would be my daily bourbon. In addition, the bottling is cool if you're into that sort of thing.
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Edith MaGoo Edith MaGoo (56) (2014-01-26)
This and Four Roses Small Batch are my 1a and 1b. Any smoother and you'd have to put a diaper on it. It's sweet on the tongue with a nice warmth going down. The bottle and handwritten labels are a nice touch.
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bourbob bourbob (24) (2013-06-15)
This is one of the best bourbons. Quite smoothe too.
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RLRogers65 RLRogers65 (2) (2013-05-31)

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joelbarrett joelbarrett (58) (2013-03-21)
Awesome. Very smooth.
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ecco98 ecco98 (2) (2012-08-23)
smooth drinkable bourbon a little better than buffalo trace but not enough to justify the double the price
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voldron voldron (10) (2012-03-19)
Great flavor and a pleasure to drink. Goes down and easy and opens up nicely. When it's neat there is a hint of musk, vanilla, spice, and of course barrel. Add a little water and it changed to have intense spice(cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves), orange rind(was suprised to find this), and carmel.  
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ModernCountryGentleman ModernCountryGentleman (3) (2012-01-19)
I love this whisk[e]y. Admittedly, its hard to fault anything coming out of the Buffalo Trace distillery and I certainly haven't been able to find one other than the bottom of the bottle. The sweet and fruity flavour of this corn whiskey makes for a luscious combination and the extra proof helps bring out the true manliness, and by that I mean wellroundedness of this beverage. This little fella even made it into a few of my wedding pictures. Even she can't help liking this one.
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Jags007 Jags007 (10) (2011-04-18)
This is really cool for bourbon lovers.
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Whiskeyjack Whiskeyjack (4) (2010-12-28)
Disclaimer: I love everything that comes out of the Buffalo Trace distillery, so Im a bit of homer when it comes to this stuff. It found it similar to Buffalo Trace-- pleasantly sweet with a long dry finish-- but oakier. They must age it longer. Highly recommended. Blantons sells for $40/ bottle at Total Wine. Cant beat that value.
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Irishman Irishman (250) (2010-12-02)
This is a fabulous bourbon, mildly sweet and well worth the price point.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (326) (2010-08-28)
A little lacking in the finish and body compared to some of their other efforts, but well made. Lean, almost more in the style of a Tennesee Whisky. A touch pricey but unlike many in its price range, worth it. As a side note we opened a bottle from 1993 which, while much the same in many respects, had a somewhat rougher and hotter finish to it, more reminiscent of bourbon stocks from that period. It's obvious that more care and attention was being paid to bourbon starting in the 1980's and we are starting to see the benefits.
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