Review #747 | /r/Bourbon Review #413 – Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel 2/3/16 Dump Date
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: 65.3% ABV
Nose: Earthy pepper, honey and caramel. Ethanol and toffee.
Taste: Thick, hot, rich and sweet. Earthy, oaky, peppery. The heat is almost punishing, but there’s a little bit of balance between sweet and earthy.
Finish: Long and hot, with lots of earthy pepper.
Overall: I generally find SFTB to be overly earthy and peppery, with some weird vegetal beet notes. This didn’t have the weird beets, thankfully, but still suffered from being a bit too earthy for my tastes. That said, I enjoyed there being more balance here since the sweetness really helped it out.
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