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
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