After reviewing every expression from Blanton’s current line up, I am very happy to have the chance to review Blanton’s Silver Edition. Before it got discontinued a few years ago, it was sold in some duty frees as a ‘premium version’ of the original one, at least from what I could gather. Anyways, a big thanks to Lukas J. for sharing this bottle. Always good to know people who share those rare bottles instead of letting them gather dust in some cabinet 😉
|Name:||Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel|
|Category:||Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey|
|Distillery:||Buffalo Trace Distillery|
|Cask Type:||American Oak|
|On Rick No.:||36|
A lot of vanilla and cinnamon to begin with. A distinct appley touch which reminds of apple blossoms at first, but then moves into green apples and finally dried apple rings. Chocolate ice cream with very finely chopped nuts. Freshly chopped wood. Also a bit spicy, probably from the rye.
Sweet and thick but also pretty strong for 49% ABV. A lot of chocolate cream. Vanilla fudge and dark honey. Salted nuts and dried fruits. Also a strong touch of grassy rye, which is probably my least favorite note in a bourbon.
Long. Warming and rich. More chocolate cream and spicy rye.
For me, one of the better Blanton’s I had so far but the grassy rye on the palate is a bit of a deal breaker for me to be honest. My personal bias aside, I would recommend everyone who has the chance to try out this bourbon as I think it has definitely it’s own style compared to the current expressions from Blanton’s.
Score: 88 / 100