Bourbon Whiskey - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Insider knowledge: Blanton's Gold Edition whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Blanton's Gold Edition whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
Nose: Oaky, dry. Plenty of fruit, mostly dried. Chewy peels, floral. Spicy.
Palate: Complex, enjoyable top notes, chewy oak. Dark stone fruits, deep spices, peppy and rich.
Finish: Long, toffee, drying.
The single barrel releases, although of a lower ABV, are (based on a sample) better balanced and bodied than Blanton's Gold. I felt as if the SB sample was better than this and Blanton's Straight From the Barrel. It seemed a bit difficult to find a good dilution point for Gold and honestly there's way too much nicely aged scotch more complex than this available at this price so why not go there? I think I'd rather pick a ~€50 scotch and a regular ol' Buffalo Trace to go with it rather than this one alone.
7th May 2014
If I could only have one bourbon, this is it!
13th March 2014
9th September 2012
This whiskey may have finally converted me to bourbon. Ive ordered another one already.
15th August 2012
This is truly superb A truly great bourbon very sad it is out of stock
21st August 2010