Tour de Bourbon Day 8: Blanton’s Gold Edition

Day 8 greets us with Blanton’s Gold Edition, a “Bourbon Whiskey” that’s 51.5% alcohol. 2015-12-08 Blanton's Gold Edition

Wow. I really like Blanton’s, which we call the Holy Hand Grenade because of its globular bottle, and this is an exceptional version.

Spiciness in the nose and on the palate, smooth rich feeling, almost like honey but with booze in it. Golden is a good word for this bourbon. There are hints of vanilla in the flavor.

According to the site, the finish is long, with toffee and apple. I didn’t get apple, but toffee is definitely there.

The site also tells me that the Gold Edition is only offered in international markets, so thanks to the fine folks at Master of Malt for being from the UK and thus having access to this.

Four stars, and a new #1.

The updated rankings:

  1. Blanton’s Gold Edition
  2. Bulleit
  3. Evan Williams
  4. FEW
  5. Booker’s 7 Year
  6. Michter’s
  7. Roughstock Montana
  8. Smooth Ambler Contradiction

3 thoughts on “Tour de Bourbon Day 8: Blanton’s Gold Edition

  1. Dave

    Kevin – I’ve enjoyed your tour de bourbon. We have very similar tastes in this nectar of the gods!

    I’m going to run out and get a bottle of the Blanton’s Gold tomorrow!!

    Well done


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