Member Reviews and Ratings of Blanton's Original Single Barrel
I much prefer the more refined taste of Eagle Rare, but Blanton's has its place on the mid-top shelf. The novelty of it being a "single barrel bourbon" is quaint, and endearing. This is a strong drink, but flavorful.
The collectable statuettes are a nice touch; denoting the eight stages of a jockey racing in the derby (you can collect them all!).
good sipping when sitting and relaxing alone. enjoyable and nice flavor.
Like no other
Love it. Wish it wasn't so hard to find now!
Love this Bourbon! It stands head and shoulder above anything else I currently have in my collection. Hard to find but a delight to sip. Fun to collect the different toppers as well.
My first bottle was extraordinary, the next 3 were the end of a nice run for me. Still, overall a very nice bourbon....but keep in mind, single barrel is different for every bottle, one bottle may taste and smell better than another.
Store picks are super caramel-y, always smooth but good burn sometimes- varies barrel to barrel
Beautiful nose bursting with caramel. Silky mouthfeel with a sweetness and touch of citrus. Finish is medium with flashes of clove and cinnamon. Very nice.
One of the best everyday bourbons!
Sets the standard. While hard to find, it's one of the best and a favorite of mine. Beyond excellent for not an outlandish price tag either.
Easy to drink. Smooth. Caramel, but not too sweet. A little edge - maybe burnt taste? to me that makes it drinkable. Current favorite.
Haven't been able to find it in a while here in NC. This was smooth and I miss it. Currently my favorite bourbon.
Love it, very smooth, easy on palate
Can drink it all night.
Arguably my favorite bourbon of all time. Very smooth with a dynamic flavor profile.
Sooooo smooth!!! Need to try the gold next!!!!!!!!
My favorite bourbon.
For the moment It,s my favorite Bourbon...
Still plenty of different tastes I have to try.
No ice, no water...smooth creamy Carmel and vanilla
One of, if not my all-time favorite bourbon!
Sweet smelling, vanilla, caramel, a little tobacco. Spicy (pie spices), citrus rind, sugary, moderate burn on the palate.
Great daily drinkerv
My favorite to sip and relax.
Extremely smooth. Fantastic!
Love it. So smooth
smooth as silk. great vanilla notes,and so easy to sip on.
Exceptional mid-shelf bourbon. Drink neat or with a splash of water to soften the heat if necessary.
This is one of the first bourbons I drank and I have been hooked since. It is sad that retailers here in New York are price gauging. Liquor companies have to put an end to this practice. I have seen bottles going for $120 and even more.
The best bourbon I've tasted. It has a smooth ,caramel, and fruity flavor that pours over the pallet when enjoyed neat.
Very smooth, wonderful flavor. Best bourbon I've ever tasted.
Another of my top 10 whiskey’s. Blanton is easily my favorite Bourbon and I wish it was easier to get! This Bourbon has a wonderful, full flavor and is very smooth and easy to drink with only a large ice sphere that won’t water it down.
Of my current selection this is my favorite for making Old Fashioneds... my favorite drink.
Really good bourbon
Great all around Bourbon to share with friends
Absolute best whiskey I have tasted to date. Impossible to get more it seems.
Very smooth and delicious
Amazing bourbon with sweet notes at the finish. Tastes great neat and over ice.
This is my go to small batch bourbon, love it!
There is some variance in the quality ... I have had bottles that were average, some really nice ones, and one that was in my top 3 favorites of all time. Nevertheless it averages out to a quality dram. I always buy it if I can find it.
This one of my favorite Bourbon. It is a very smooth Bourbon that you can sit back and smoke a good cigar with.
Another whiskey that balances everything bourbon should be: spice, caramel, a hint of tobacco, always drinkable but not too fast because you want to savor the moderate afterburn.
One of the smoothest bourbons I have had. I love the pairing of this bourbon with a good cigar.
One of my favorite bourbons! Smooth....
Smooth, complex and just a delight...either neat or on the rocks, you won’t be disappointed.
Excellent flavor. Tough to find but always well worth it. Also fun to collect the different pewter horses that they run on every batch.
Love it! Best bourbon I've had yet. Sweet, smooth, well balanced
Sweet with a strong burn. Very good for mixing into a hot toddy or to sip on its own.
My personal favorite
I loved the flavor.
This is by far my favorite bourbon whiskey - smooth and delicious ! But hard to get
Absolutely love this soooo smooth and tasty.
I love this bourbon. I now know why it is so hard to find - buttery smooth to the palate and so sweet with vanilla tones and the aroma is absolutely delectable. My test is neat in a tumbler - few can match Blanton's.
Very good Bourbon. Over hyped yes, but still a top 5 bourbon for me. Smooth chewy and delicious.
A great bourbon- hard to beat this one. Not always easy to find but worth the hunt and the price is fair. Buy this when you can. I love Buffalo Trace and this reminds me over a better version.
Wonderful. Warm but very smooth.
Vanilla aroma with warm, sweet buttery toffee and Christmas spice taste. Yum!
A great bourbon, but a bit over hyped.
Blanton's is one of my favorites and is always in my collection. In case you're not aware about the reasoning behind the letters on the stoppers. "Beginning in 1999 a collector's set of eight different stoppers was produced. The set features a horse and jockey in different strides and poses resembling the stages of a horse race, from beginning to end. Each stopper is marked with a single letter that spells Blanton's when the set has been completed. The final stopper, marked by “S” always finishes the race in victory!"
Great, terrific, memorable, and lasting. Definitely one to add to the collection and drink sparingly. at least for me since it’s hard to secure a bottle in the Midwest.
The best Bourbon, no wait, the best Whiskey to pair with a cigar! Hands Down!
The best Bourbon, no wait, the best Whiskey to pair with a cigar, hands down!
Flavorful and smooth. One of the must keep stocked.
Smooth and very easy to drink
Love it. Smooth, smooth, smooth.
Smooth, easy drink. Great on the rocks.
enjoyed the finish
By far my favorite burbon.
This is my absolute favorite
Bit of a bite at first but smoothes out nicely. Good neat or with a few drops of water to open it up.
smooth, incredible bottle
One of the best
Amazing taste, starts a little sweet and then just smooth and mellow, hard to stop at two fingers
Sweet and smooth. Goes well neat, with a drop of water or with a small piece of ice. Very enjoyable.
An all time favorite for every occasion.
My favorite bourbon hands down.
Loved it. Very smooth.
This is my favorite bourbon! Super smooth, vanilla, enough fire to keep it interesting. Too easy to drink, too hard to find!
It’s a trendy choice - but too much Caramel and Vanilla to rank high on my list. It’s good. Would be great in a boozy Milkshake I think.
I love this bourbon. Super sweet and smooth with s lot of complexity.
Love it. Smooth, lite spice and carmel
This turned me on to drinking bourbon by itself. A great bourbon that you can find at a lot of places.
Very surprised! A friend swore by this and so I tried it. Great tasting and smooth. You can even collect tops, every top is different.
So overrated. Not impressed and way overpriced!
All time. Have a bottle at all times. Great bourbon.
Love it! Probably my favorite bourbon
Love It! It's always so hard to find in my area. You can really taste the caramelized notes along with the burnt sugar, orange peel and the Smokey aroma of the oak it was in. Love this bourbon!!
Love the light caramel notes. Sipping this takes me to a spring day watching the races.
Very good, enjoyed the warmth, not to sharp but gets your attention.
My favorite all-time bourbon. A bottle not to be opened unless you are surrounded my family and friends with all the time to enjoy.
I love the proof! Very good flavor for barrel proof. Very sweet like brown sugar and caramel finish. Add a cube of ice and some time to open up and this high proof drink turns dangerous at how easy it goes down. My favorite so far!
Personal favorite. Will always purchase when it’s available.
Smooth I love it neat with a nice cigar.
If you are a fan of blended scotch but never had bourbon then this is a good entry
Nice and smooth, but a little too sweet for my taste. Would be a solid base for a cocktail.
I can tell that Blanton's aroma and amazing finish move this kind of bourbon to the very high place in my mind. Also original bottled.
I really pick up the vanilla, caramel, and nutmeg. I do not pick up so much on the orange peel, maybe a bit in the finish. The finish on Blantons is one of the best, particularly smooth to me.
I have always enjoyed blanton's. this year's batch is smooth, and carries quite a bit of vanilla with it.
one of my favorite bourbon's - sooo good! such great vanilla an caramel flavors.
Perfect special occasion bourbon. It's reasonably priced but very difficult to find... scoop it up whenever you see it!
GET SOME FOR US!!
This is my favorite bourbon! It is perfect on ice, in an old fashioned, or with a orange peel garnish! Amazing!
My new favorite bourbon!
This is one of my favorites! Always on my shelf when I can find it. Smooth with lots of caramel notes on the front and just the right amount of spice on the tongue. Clean finish with plumb tobacco notes.
Sweet on the nose. Dry and light in the mouth.
Blanton's is unique in it's buttery smoothness. This bourbon rolls gently on your palette and then has the nice vanilla spice finish that lasts just the right amount of time. My favorite.
This is so smooth... This is now one of my favorites.
Beautiful sipping whiskey, sweet Carmel notes that spread across your mouth becoming spicy but without a strong alcohol finish
Very smooth and has a great finish! One of my favorites for sure.
Love, very smooth
One of my all time favorites. Balanced. Combination of sweet caramel with spicy fruit character is tough to beat. And so smooth. What else could you wish for in a bourbon?
Smooth, warming and an interesting aftertaste. One of the better Bourbons. Would purchase again
Love the color and the thickness. Aroma is Oakey yet somewhat sweet. At first taste, there's orange peel, sweet and nutmeg that come to mind immediately. Very delicious after taste that reminded me somewhat of brown sugar. Extremely satisfied with that flavor of this Bourbon.
My go to bourbon
One of my favorites!
Nice Smith taste.
Smooth, true bourbon profile.
Great all around bourbon but with a hefty price tag. Big caramel and sweet vanilla notes. The sweet corn shines through more than the oak, which I like. Exceptionally smooth.
Even though all three of the tasting samples that came with this set where only 2/3 full. I enjoyed this one the most.
Anyone else have less than full samples sent to them, just curious.
My favorite bourbon so far, goes down so smooth. I also had the opportunity to take a tour of buffalo trace distillery. Wish I could find this more readily. I would buy a few more in a heartbeat!
Best I’ve tasted, smooth and a little sweet. Awesome
My white whale. Difficult to find and I finally have 1..er 2 bottles. I can't say it's the best as I'm still new to bourbon but it's damn good and very smooth.
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