BLANTON’S Straight From The Barrel is another highly acclaimed bourbon whiskey from Blanton’s, the Straight From The Barrel brings forth a deep, delicious, and powerful tasting experience. Distilled in Kentucky’s famous Buffalo Trace distillery, home to some of the world’s most exclusive whiskeys, Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel is a premium cask-strength whiskey with complex oak, honey, rye, and vanilla undertones, and one that packs a delightful punch. Best enjoyed neat, or with a splash of water for those who prefer a more subtle drinking experience, this rare bourbon whiskey is a delight on the palette and should be reserved for special occasions. Not only one of the world’s best bourbons, Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel is one of the world’s best whiskeys. Created for connoisseurs familiar with cask strength whiskeys, this enormous taste profile reaches depths of flavor found only in the rarest of spirits. The high alcohol by volume is intense and powerful yet inviting. The complexity of rye, caramel, oak, honey and vanilla coat your palate followed by a legendary finish. Straight from the barrel is best served neat or with a splash of water. Un-filtered, un-cut, unbelievabThe recipe of the whiskey is of a mixture of corn, rye and malted barley in sour mash. The still proof is 70%. The entry proof for the white oak barrels is 62,5%. The whiskey is chill filtered and the alcohol by volume for bottling varies.
Originally launched in 1984 under the guidance of the distillery’s master distiller Elmer T. Lee, Blanton’s bourbon has become one of the most sought after bottles on the market today. Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel is the cask strength variant of Blanton’s, which as the name implies, is bottled un-filtered and un-cut. The bottle sampled for this review came from barrel no. 1180 and was dumped on 7-9-2016. This particular barrel was bottled at 130.9 proof. Blanton’s SFTB is not available in the United States and is only available for purchase in select international markets. The mash bill ratios for this bourbon are not disclosed, however it uses the Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #2, which is said to be 12-15% rye. MSRP is not available, as this product cannot be purchased in the United States.