Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel Dumped 2020
First introduced by then Ancient Age distillery Master Distiller, Elmer T. Lee, Blanton’s was the first single barrel bourbon popularised in the US. Ancient Age was renamed the Buffalo Trace distillery by the Sazerac company in 1999.
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon is normally a 6 to 8 year old bourbon. It is aged in Warehouse H at Buffalo Trace, which is the only metal-clad warehouse at the distillery, commissioned for construction by Albert B. Blanton, after whom the whiskey is named. The warehouse was built shortly after prohibition and being metal, transfers heat quicker than brick warehouses, allowing for more rapid ageing.
This is a 2020 bottling of the cask strength Straight from the Barrel range, dumped on 20th January and matured in barrel #473.
Since 1999, each bottle of Blanton’s has one of 8 different stoppers, each depicting a horse and jockey at a different stage of finishing a race. The designs are all lettered so that a complete set laid out side by side will spell “BLANTONS.”