Blanton's The Original
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Whisky Blanton's The Original is an excellent product, distilled in Kentucky, USA, where corn, rye and barley malt grow particularly rich and full of flavour.
The speciality of this elegant product, in addition to its bottle, which is very well cared for in every detail, is the ageing in barrels of white oak American, which over 4 years know how to release organoleptic substances and flavours sought after. Produced since 1881, over time it has been able to maintain its strong personality, thanks also to the traditional recipe that is handed down from generation to generation. From the very first moment, the palate senses the spicy notes and the presence of the dried rind of the cedar, which together gives a spicy alternation of sensations. The scent of orange peel is evident, balanced by the sweetness of the caramel and vanilla bean. Cloves also contribute to a taste that is full and enveloping, to give a harmonious finish, with the persistent notes of vanilla, citrus and honey.
Perfect to be consumed in the version on the rocks, it knows how to enchant connoisseurs and not. Ideal for evenings with friends, when you want to ease the tension and stress of a day that is now over.
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Blanton's The Original
TASTING NOTES OF Blanton's The Original Single Barrel:
- Colour: reddish amber.
- Flavour: a spicy aroma of dried citrus peel and orange with a hint of caramel and vanilla.
- Taste: full and soft, marked by a mixture of burnt sugar, caramel, orange, and nails. Final: balanced with vanilla, honey and citrus.
COUNTRY: United States.
The Bluegrass State of America, Kentucky is the bourbon capital of the world, making around 95% of all bourbon whiskey. Of these, Blanton’s was the first super-premium bourbon as well as the first single barrel bourbon. This distinctive brand offers four delightful expressions of its single...
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Posted on 03/12/19 at 05.26
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Posted on 28/07/17 at 10.59
- Nose: Consistent, delicate. Cereals, spices (pepper, groove), and citrus fruits (orange).
- Palate: Full, creamy. The raised vanilla of caramel notes. Ripe fruits and heady flowers. Soft spices.
- Finish: Long and spiced (clove). Notes of star anise and mentholated freshness.
- Blanton's was the first ever Single Barrel Bourbon in the world, and it set the standards for others to follow. This fantastic product was named after the late Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton (1881-1959), who managed the largest distillery of its day. It was during that time that he created a very special and limited supply of bourbon, which he hand-picked and stored in what now is known as the famous Warehouse H. Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon is aged in one new American oak barrel for at least 8 years, unlike most others, never blended with any other bourbon.
- When a barrel is believed to have reached its optimum age, it is evaluated by the Master Distiller and a panel of professional tasters. There is no margin for error, because there is no way to compensate for flavour by mixing with any other liquid. The barrels that have been chosen are then dumped and bottled. From the beginning to end, making Blanton's is a labour intensive process. Grains: Blanton's is made by using the finest Kentucky and Indiana corn, selected rye, and superior malted barley.
- Grains must be carefully milled (crushed) to exactly the right specifications.
- The milled corn is added to the pressure cooker with Kentucky limestone water. When the corn and the lime stone water reach the right temperature, it is time to add the rye and the barley malt, which breaks down starch into sugar.
- Yeast is added after the mash has cooled. Blanton's, at this point, undergoes a natural fermentation lasting from three to five days and becomes beer.
- This beer is transferred to a still. The steam that is pumped from the bottom of the still interacts with the falling beer, creating an alcohol-rich vapour. The vapour is condensed and passed through a second still, known as the doubler, to produce a crystal clear liquid.
- The liquid is placed into newly charred, virgin white oak barrels. To be called Bourbon, it must meet the following specifications: 1. Be stored in newly charred oak barrels 2. Be stored at least two years (if less than two years it must state on the label) 3. Can't have colour or flavour added 4. Barrels can be used only once (most used barrels are sold to Scotch or other non-bourbon malers).
- These full barrels now weighing 500-plus pounds, are placed in century old warehouse H and left for six to eight, but no more than ten, years. Only the Master Distiller can tell the right time to bring Blanton's out of the warehouse for dumping.
- When the Master Distiller selects the barrels, they are brought to the bottling house to be bottled. Blanton's has the most labour intensive bottling line in the bourbon business. The process is all by hand: hand filled, hand sealed (stopper and wax), and hand applied label, hand numbered (each and every bottle).
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