BLANTON’S Silver Edition Bourbon was originally produced for the duty free market only and has now been discontinued. Buy Blanton’s Silver Edition
All Blanton’s bourbons are Single Barrel and when introduced in 1984 the brand was the first single barrel bourbon to be sold commercially. See our blog post about the definition of Single Barrel. Although Blanton’s does not carry an age statement, barrels are dumped and bottled at between 6 and 8 years old ‘when they are just right’.
Constructed in 1935 shortly after the end of prohibition, and housing approximately 15,000 barrels, Warehouse H has some very specific qualities. The four story wooden frame is clad with corrugated metal as opposed to brick allowing larger internal temperature swings as metal has less thermal lag than with brick. The result on the whisky inside the barrel is there is greater fluid transfer between the whiskey and the barrel during the normal daily and seasonal heat cycles.
In the winter of 1881, Albert Bacon Blanton was born into one of the first families of bourbon history. 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. From the time he was made company president in 1921 until his retirement in 1952, his Distillery expanded from 44 to 144 buildings to become the largest Distillery of its day. During that period Colonel Blanton created his very special and limited supply of bourbon – his private reserve – handpicked and stored in what now is known as the famous Warehouse H. Although Colonel Blanton died in the spring of 1959, his legacy
Blanton’s Bourbon is produced at Buffalo Trace Distillery, located in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Silver Edition of Blanton’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky.
Dumped 10th October 2003 from Barrel no. 15.
Matured in Warehouse H on Rick 35.
Bottle no. 53.
Bottled at 49% ABV (98 Proof), 70cl.
Taken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton’s Original was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon. The taste profile is sweet with citrus and oak. A creamy vanilla nose features hints of nuts, caramel, orange and light chocolate. Blanton’s Original set the standard for single barrel bourbon.
One off the best bourbons ever made alc.46%, a very rare whisky and hard to get.
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