Part of the Buffalo Trace Distillery portfolio, Blanton’s is one of the great brands produced there. The whiskey is selected only from the warehouse H, famous for the quality of the spirit. While running the distillery in the first half of the 20th century, Colonel Blanton always picked single barrels for his personal collection from this warehouse. In 1984, Blanton’s brand was launched to honor his memory and introduce commercially the concept of Single Barrel at a large scale. Originally only available in duty-free shops, Blanton Silver is still available around the world (excluding the US).
Blanton’s Silver Edition Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose: Aromas of tropical fruits like pineapple come through a first layer of honey.
Palate: The palate is very smooth with more fruit, this time including quince and mandarins. There are enough soft spices such as cinnamon and vanilla to give structure to the whiskey.
Finish: Finish is perfectly sweet and smooth. ”
Blanton’s bourbon was named in honor of one of the distillery’s early leaders, Albert B. Blanton, who the company claims spent most of his life preserving the tradition of handcrafted bourbon. Blanton worked at the facility now known as the Buffalo Trace Distillery for approximately 55 years. He was born and raised on a farm just outside Frankfort, Kentucky, and he began working at the distillery (then called the O.F.C. Distillery) in 1897 as an office boy when he was 16 years old. Over the next few years he reportedly worked in every department, and in 1912 he was appointed superintendent of the distillery, its warehouse, and bottling shop – at the same time that the distillery was renamed to become the George T. Stagg Distillery. He became president of the whiskey plant in 1921. Blanton died in 1959.