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.
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New make corn, rye and malted barley mash.
Tasted: June 2011
A soft, fluffy (not in a derogatory way) nose of puffed corn and crumbly rye biscuits. Exceptionally deep for new make with a superb purity. With time it becomes exceedingly floral with a distinct ... [more details]
Re-tasted: Aug 2012
Quite an earthy an intense nose with a relatively youthful bent. Heavy on the oily corn with some lusciously soft and creamy vanilla, but it packs a lovely rye punch too. Although in saying that the corn does dominate somewhat.
The pala... [more details]
Re-tasted: Jan 2013
Nose: Soft and subtle. Lightly perfumed honey mingles with sawdusty oak and some deft sugars. The corn is rather juicy and succulent. Very classy and showing with a late pure, creamy vanilla note along with some light spice and dunnage not... [more details]
Tasted: Feb 2008
Very intense, young, exuberant and peppery aromas. Biting rye grains come to the fore with a touch of violets, coffee and supporting oak.
Young and clean on the palate, quiet light with the crisp rye up first, followed by a very peppery m... [more details]
Tasted: Oct 2008
Good grief where do you start, the aromas buzz around like an agitated bag of bees! There’s intense crisp rye grains fighting with vanilla oak, manure, salty-chestnut, Cuban coffee crystallised fruits and a beguiling violety note. The palate ... [more details]
A blend of Kentucky Corn, North Dakota Wheat and North Dakota Malted Barley.
Tasted: Dec 2012
Thick slabs of molassed peppery rye and powerful alcohol fumes greet the nose but it’s not one-dimensional as liquid coffee, lightly sugared raisinated fruit, vi... [more details]
The interesting thing about this Vodka is that the raw materials are not grain, rice or potato, but apples. According to the distillery it takes three bushels of apples to make three gallons of cider to distil into one 75cl bottle of Vodka. So with approximate... [more details]
Tasted: Dec 2012
Intense, dark, wheaty nose with buckets of treacle/ molasses. An almost impenetrable nose, but with time a floral component emerges as does some lovely pure vanilla oak and a touch of spicy rye.
The palate is drier and less ‘dark’. The tre... [more details]
Tasted: Oct 2009
A wonderful perfumed floral start. Quiet light in texture and very laid back, although once it gets going it has a lovely complexity and purity of rich vanilla oak, corn, toffee, honey, violets along with a touch of light earth and a refresh... [more details]
Re-Tasted: Dec 2012
A lovely intensity of pure, nutty marzipan aromas with a huge, sweet corn hit and a lightly toasted edge. There’s enough violet tinged rye to balance and given some time in the glass that rye begins to dominate. Lightly earthy and quite po... [more details]
Barrel Number 2
Dist: Mar 2002 Btl: Nov 2011
Tasted: July 2012
The nose opens with some soft, toffee’d corn with just a suggestion of burnt caramel. This is followed by some seriously pungent, almost peaty, rye, which has a delightful spiciness. The oak is ... [more details]
Tasted: Mar 2009
An incredibly clean nose of lovely rich oak and crisp rye grains along with a touch of violets. It has a lovely balance and depth with a touch of bubblegum and smoke.
Soft on the palate with the grains to the fore. Spice and a delicate to... [more details]
Batch 5 Btl: 973
A blend of 2 year old Rye (95% Rye/ 5% Barley) and 16 year old Rye (53% Rye/ 37% Corn)
Tasted: July 2012
Wow! A seriously astringent, young spicy rye nose. Almost peaty and seriously intense. Very herbal – juniper and spearmint and eucalypt... [more details]
Distilled from oats
Batch 1K04 Bottle No 377
Tasted: Aug 2012
A lovely, soft, rounded and nutty nose with creamy vanilla notes, which mingle rather pleasantly with the mineral grain spirit and a late herbal freshness. The aromas are more akin to lightly oak... [more details]
Barrel No. 8-3277 09-12-08
Tasted: Feb 2009
A sweet and slightly syrupy opening with thick, caramel and vanilla lace grains. Slightly earthy with a violet note, A pleasant depth with a slightly orange note. Surprisingly light in the mouth with no shortage of... [more details]
Tasted: Oct 2012
A soft and pleasantly well balanced nose. A bit light-ish but there’s a core of un-burnt caramel with some lovely buzzy rye, plenty of violets along with a touch of light herbal/ medicinal notes. Actually this is a very appealing nose. With t... [more details]
Another historic, high rye content brand. Originally produced at the Old Grand-Dad distillery situated at Hobbs Station in Kentucky from 1882 until its closure during prohibition. Production was then switched to the K. Taylor Distilling Company distillery at E... [more details]
Batch QBC No 02-103
Tasted: Sept 2010
Intense, earthy and visceral. Robust aromas in a Bardstown style. Softly grainy and violety before there’s an explosion of toffee/ coffee-caramel oak. The palate opens with the sharp rye grains. The oak s more controlled... [more details]
Tasted: Dec 2010
A big corn coated nose with no shortage of sweet oak and coffee syrup. Beneath the rye gently nips. Very polished with a sweet violet note and a touch of earthiness.
The palate leads in with the subtle sweet corn and oak, sho... [more details]
Tasted: Feb 2013
Vibrant and crisp aromas of slightly high toned rye. Lightly earthy with a touch of rose petal marc, liquorice and fat corn. Some gentle pure vanilla oak arrives as the peppery rye nips. A lot fresher and younger than the old 8 year old bottl... [more details]
Tasted: Dec 2012
Taught and spicy nose with hints of liquorice and treacle. The wonderfully sweet corn is balanced by the nippy rye. Quite robust now as the oak appears adding a lovely richness of vanilla/ toffee tones.
On the palate the soft corn shows f... [more details]
A blend of Kentucky Corn, Minnesota Rye and North Dakota Malted Barley
Tasted: Jan 2013
Nose: Eye wateringly pungent, opening with a nuclear blast of camphor and menthol along with some huge, rampaging lightly singed coffee grains, cocoa and juicy sun ripen... [more details]
A blend of Minnesota Rye, Kentucky Corn and North Dakota Malted Barley.
Tasted: Mar 2012
A stunningly beautiful, mature nose. Redolent of aged, oily Armagnac-esque dried fruit – prune, raisin. Wonderfully soft an aromatic with a good proportion of rye [obvio... [more details]