Review #671 – Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel 4.4.2016

Review #671 | /r/Bourbon Review #387 – Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel 4/4/2016

The Schtick: This is a Mashbill #2 release from Buffalo Trace that is international only. It is bottled at cask strength.

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Distiller: Buffalo Trace

Bottler: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 62.8% ABV

Age: NAS

Additional Info: Barrel 263, Warehouse H, Rick 11, Bottle 268

Source: Sample

Nose: Heavy on the honey and cinnamon. Peanut brittle. Toffee, oak. Whoah, is this a KC SIB? Sure smells like it.

Taste: Corn, vanilla and some oaky toffee. Earthy and peppery. Really thick and rich mouth feel, but the heat is there. It is hot.

Finish: Medium length, rich toffee, hot but not punishing

Overall: This was hot, but I really enjoyed it compared to previous SFTB. It was more oaky, toffee forward and rich on sweetness, even though the heat was there.

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Rank: 6

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