Review #669 | /r/Bourbon Review #386 – Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel 1/8/2015
The Schtick: This is a Mashbill #2 release from Buffalo Trace that is international only. It is bottled at cask strength.
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 65.35% ABV
Additional Info: 1/8/2015 Dump, Barrel #471, Warehouse H, Rich 44, Bottle 27
Nose: Big vanilla, earthy pepper. Toffee, oak, sour fruit, faint ethanol.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, rich honey, a good deal of heat. Earthy pepper, bitter cocoa, faint vanilla. The heat is pretty prominent here but the earthy cocoa is interesting.
Finish: Long and hot, but loaded with vanilla and a bit of earthy cocoa.
Overall: These are always really different to my palate, and I can’t say I love them, but the palate on this SFTB was interesting and unique.
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