Colonel Albert B. Blanton was born into one of the first families of Bourbon back in 1881. 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. Today, Blanton’s is a division of Sazerac Company — one of the largest privately held liquor companies in the world. They distill it in their Buffalo Trace Distillery, but make no mistake, Blanton’s is a unique, stand-alone brand with a focus on nothing but greatness.
Blanton's Bourbons are something special. Just look at the bottle! Have you ever seen such a unique shape in an American Whiskey? And the cast metal stopper of a Kentucky Thoroughbred horse just adds to the mystique. This Blanton is just what the name says it is, the original Single Barrel they started doing it back in 1984, and they haven’t changed anything since. Done in the same manner as Colonel Albert B. Blanton did his private reserve almost a hundred years ago, part of the barrels are from the center part of Warehouse H, where Blanton believed were the optimal conditions for Bourbon ageing. A classic Bourbon that still holds standards yay high for others in the game.
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Go to favorite. And I love the collection pieces. Almost have the full set!
Notes of caramel and vanilla
Very good and very easy to drink neat
By far the best bourbon I've ever had. Very sweet and smooth, enjoy this all night on the rocks!
My fave Bourbon!!! This bourbon should be had neat and only neat!! Cheers
A must have for any bourbon lover!
This was the best out of the sample box love it ,,,,, straight or on the rock I will be ordering this again
One of my favorites with a great smell and you can taste most of the flavors ..Thanks John Wick for leading me to this fabulous sample.
Love it - my favorite bourbon
I don't know how would have tasted it came in the mail all broken. Not happy
A very good bourbon - smooth but full of flavor with a small bite. I would highly recommend neat or on the rocks.
My second favorite bourbon of all time next to Bookers. I specifically purchase Blantons to drink as an old fashioned. Some say mixing premium bourbon such as this is blasphemy but I disagree for one reason and I shit you not: one drink of a proper Blantons old fashioned will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! (Use Angostra bitters, muddled Luxardo cherries, simple syrup and ONE Large chunk/sphere of ice) We will call everything after that moment your AB years for “After Blantons.” Everything before that moment was “BB” for Before Blantons. The clouds will part, Angels will sing, Heavens Glory will shine down and you will realize it’s the missing piece thats been causing that nagging empty feeling in your life. Things will be different for you in year 0AB and every year thereafter....Or maybe you just need more sunlight and good books ;)
But thats just like, my opinion, man.
My advice though; Love more, savor every sip, cherish every day and stay humble. Simple.
Always consistent and very smooth sipper.
A regular in my bar. Great taste, smooth, no big kick at the end.
Love it! This is my favorite Bourbon.
Best bourbon I've ever had. My go to when I can find it.
One of the best out there and unfortunately everyone knows it. Bottle used to cost $45!
I have had many bourbons and whiskeys.
Blantons is by far my favorite.
Such a great tasting and balanced bourbon I now consider Blanton’s a benchmark measurement for my own tastes when sampling other bourbons. It’s that good.
One of my all time favorite bourbons. Enjoy neat or with just a little ice. Very smooth.
Excellent Whisky light on the palate, yet invigorating at the same time.
I protect this like family secrets
Nice bourbon, honey, caramel and butter, love it
This one sets the standard. Caramel, vanilla, with just enough heat and a smooth finish.
Just about everything i look for in af drink, near perfection
Smooth with very unique finish
Best Bourbon Ever !!!
Incredibly smooth with a pleasant aroma
Nice. Great bourbon for anyone experienced or anyone looking for nice balanced bourbon.
I love Blanton's. Hard to find right now.
A bit of a sharpness to it although sweet and a nice citrus finish with it.
Smooth but still interesting
Go to favorite
A lot of maple and oak. Finishes off so smooth and easy, but still linger. Great on its own with no ice or water.
My favorite everyday Bourbon
Amazing... just way too hard to get
It was too sweet for my taste. The spice kind of made up for it, but not entirely.
Not my favorite, but still good. It has a sweet, fruity nose, reminding me of pears. The taste is caramel sweet, with a strong oak undertone and hints of spice, and vanilla finish.
My favorite bourbon
I really enjoyed this one. My favorite from the Flaviar Awards 2017 tasting box.
Smooth, sweet but not too sweet, just a full bodied amazing bourbon.
Very smooth with caramel, vanilla spicy notes all rolled into one exquisite bourbon. It’s what sipping bourbon is all about.
Where to begin? This is astoundingly delicious! The aroma implies a strong, spicy bourbon, complimented by caramel overtones. After your first sip you will be floored by the perfect smoothness. First, bright sweet orange spice, then your traditional bourbon spiciness. Spicy-sweet sugar-corn flavor follows. And the aftertaste only leaves you wanting more. There's a passion behind this bourbon whiskey. Must try.
Like it much
Best Bourbon I have ever tasted.
Absolutely luscious on the creamy vanilla finish.
This was a very, very mild tasting drink. It was smooth but uneventful.
Flavorful and easy to drink. Not too heavy on the oak. My favorite bourbon.
Creamy sweet orange spice
It starts with a kick but ends with a smoothness.
A beautiful, smooth, and complex whiskey. I love the vanilla found here.
a nicely balanced bourbon with a spicy citrus birth; a life of rye & pepper, while its' death is long & filled with sugar & spice.
Solid choice any time.
I like the smooth yet complex flavor.
This is my favorite. So smooth, no nutty aftertaste.
One of my all-time favorites. Very smooth. Long, complex finish.
Smooth, no burn but nice spice. Great flavors, caramel and vanilla were very apparent
Love it! This is my favorite bourbon. I always have at least 1 bottle on hand at all times.
A decent Kentucky bourbon.
I use to be a bourbon drinker but now I stay with the single malts. I wish I had known about this one when I use to drink bourbons.
My number one
Love it. Smooth and sweet at the start with a spicy finish. Very impressed with this bourbon, definitely more complex than I am used to from the bourbon family. I could sip on this all afternoon.
Loved it, can't decide if I like Blantons or knob creek better
Love it! One of my all-time favorite bourbons. Everything Buffalo Trace is good but this is the cream of the crop! Great distillery tour too...
Love it, getting hard to find.
The smoothest bourbon I've ever tasted. Rolls over the tongue easily with a lingering finish that just makes you feel good.
good bourbon, very enjoyable taste
This is one you pull out on a special occasion and sip.
Slight early burn with silly smooth finish
The best bourbon so far👌
If you're on the fence on this one please let me assure you that this is my favorite bourbon of all time. If you see it buy it because it is very hard to find. You're welcome in advance.
Found it a delight, a nice single barrel bourbon. carmel with a touch of vanilla, nutty and woodie under tones with a hint of zest and chocolate . Blanton's Original also comes in a delightful bottle that draws the eye.
nice and smokey, both sweet and sharp excellent pairing with a cigar.
Delicious bourbon. Definitely one of my favorites.
John Wick drinks this whiskey for a reason.
I received a sample in my latest tasting box. I don't normally go for Bourbons, but this was fantastic. Very smooth with a hint of pear. If I see a bottle around somewhere, I'll have to buy it.
One of my favorites that's become hard to get, its smooth and balanced
The benchmark for Bourbon
Incredible flavor all around, one of my all time favorites. If you can find it, buy it.
It is Bourbon and, by definition, not worth mentioning let alone drinking
Sampled this. Quite nice with a little ice
One of the smoothest bourbons I've had...and my personal favorite.
My favorite bourbon
My favorite bourbon. Unique flavor that never gets old. Highly recommend!!!
Simply amazing, I enjoyed every part of this well-rounded bourbon.
Max score from me........for a bourbon:-)
Impressive bourbon, very well balanced. You get the punch from a topical bourbon and some refinement to it.
Best Bourbon for the buck in America! Neat or on rocks it is so pleasing and flavorful!
One of my favorites bourbon, it's becoming more difficult to find, excellent to palate and good after taste
Very smooth and sweet. A great anytime bourbon.
Amazing. Perfect neat.
The caramel, the smoothness and a bit of banana, it's a great and my absolute favorite go-to. A tinge of bite for perfection.
Perfect on the rocks
Sweet start with just a little kick at the end. An excellent bourbon indeed.
By far my favorite!
Не являюсь ценителем бурбонов из-за специфических оттенков и своеобразной жесткости напитков, но конкретно этот представитель крайне рекомендую к ознакомлению. Интересный напиток с нотками карамели и ванильным послевкусием.
Goes down smooth and gets better as you drink.
Nice little bit of sweat up front with a spice at the finish.
Sweet nose, sweeter front with plenty vanilla and caramel. Smooth shortish finish for its age. Spice on the aftertaste
This is what bourbon should taste like. One of the best!
Nice sweet notes. Spice follows the strength. Strength lingers after you swig, keeping you warm.
Smooth and sweet. A great find!
Was in Columbus, Ohio and just broke up with my girlfriend. The bartender at the Hilton asked me what I wanted, and I said Blanton's. He said, "You're in luck." He pour a normal drink neat. Asked me what happened, I told him. He added to it and made it a double double. Lol. Had one more double double, plus a little extra to kill the bottle. He charged me for a single shot. Great bartender, but an incredible bourbon. Loved every sip. Went down easy from the start to the finish. Can't describe the taste right now, but it is always an experience. This is my number one with Buffalo Trace a close second. I am still looking for that elusive Bourbon with little to no burn. A little Peet is ok.
Roses and fresh cut grass in the nose. Strawberry jam and caramel towards the end. Enchanting, smooth.
Wonderfully smooth, gives you just a little burn to let you know it's bourbon. A little sweet and not too woody. Delicious.
Always amazing. Smooth, sweet and smoky at the finish.
Great tasting , but getting harder to find.
Good, pretty sweet and smooth
Love everything about this except it's availability
Touch of vanilla and cherry. Very smooth.
Excellent over whiskey stones and compliment a full bodied cigar.
One of my favorites. Only a couple more ponies to complete the collection.
Overhyped & overpriced. Not among the top ten bourbons I've tasted. (RE: Blanton's)
Catoctin Creek is an okay rye,but not among the best I've tasted.
"Journeyman Corsets, Whips & Whiskey" is a cute marketing gimmick but the whiskey is substandard.
Kind of medicinal tasting..
This is a great bourbon... Not too sweet not too much burn. Very smooth. I'll admit, I became interested in this bourbon after seeing it consumed on two of my favorite television shows... House of Cards and Justified. I love pouring a few fingers while I watch.
A must have for bourbon fans!
Sweet, medium-bodied flavor. I got notes of black tea.
Buttery, creamy, smooth and absolutely delicious. Hands-down my favorite bourbon.
Smooth. Excellent, brilliant flavor!
Delicious! Simply the best.
Amazingly smooth, great finish, the taste of liquid deliciousness. My favorite Bourbon by far. It's a shame the bottle is so small. My wife and I LOVE Blanton's!!
Blantons is my sipping whiskey of choice. Outstanding flavor and finish. I have found nothing better.
This is by far the best bourbon I've had so far I love the taste!! Definitely going to be my number one spot!
My favorite American sipping whiskey.
A favourite and need more of it in the UK!
The one bottle that came with me in my move overseas