Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel (Barrel No. 223)

American Monday Episode 19

Alright, it’s finally time for another episode of ‘American Monday’ with yet another Blanton’s bourbon: Straight From the Barrel. At this moment, this is Blanton’s only expression bottled at cask strength. It is also non-chill-filtered. The ‘Straight from the Barrel’ is currently only available in international markets as well as Duty Free shops.

In case you want to find out more about Colonel Albert Blanton,the namesake of this bourbon, and what the legendary Warehouse H is all about, then make sure to check out my the Blanton’s Special Reserve.


Blanton's Straight From the Barrel

Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel










Name: Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel
Bottled: 26.06.2014
Category: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Cask Type: American Oak
Barrel No.: 223
On Rick No.: 31
Strength: 63.95% vol.
Chill-Filtered: No


Full, rich and powerful. A lot of vanilla fudge. Apple pie, cinnamon, citrus fruits and orange drops. As well as some pencil sharpenings. Rounded off by black honey.


Creamy and oily. A lot of honey and citrus fruits. Accompanied by buttered salted popcorn and oak. Gets really spicy then (from the rye?).


Long and strong. Drying. Charred oak and citrus fruits.


A rich palate followed by a superb finish. The high strength is noticeable but not overpowered.

Score: 92/100


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