Blanton’s Gold
Warehouse H – Rick 112 – Barrel 1075 – Bottle 40
Minimal chill-filtration
Virgin American Oak casks
Even though this is a Single Barrel, these kind of expressions have been pretty consistent through time. There might be some very, very, very small differences between barrels, but it should be minime.
Color : clear gold…just like it’s name !
Nose : powerful, honey, some notes of spices from the rye, oak, dried apricots and dates. Vanilla and chocolate blending together.
Palate :  again the characteristic roundness of Blanton’s, this time drying up quickly. The chocolate comes out much more, expressing itself through the bitterness of a 76% cocoa ! This bitterness of dark chocolate is accompanied once again by the spices of rye and tobacco (oh that must be good with a cigar !). All this is balanced by softer notes of chaff fruits such as peaches and apricots, and this persistent honey.
Final :  short and aggressive, a little more gripped by alcohol. There is still tobacco with burnt wood, adding deepness to the dram.
Comments : I have wanted this for a long time, and Lord am I not disappointed ! It is much stronger and spicy than the Original, and yet you can still find traces of it. I really like the flavours that overlap and yet are different throughout the tasting. Definitely a great dram. And what about those bottles…they are magnificent !!!!
Blanton's Gold
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I never liked vodka&orange or vodka&cranberry while going out in the Montreal Clubs. I was always drinking whisky&ginger ale or whisky&coke. At some point, I just let go of the liquors and started drinking whisky neat... I hated the taste but damn was I a badass in front of my friends ! Eventually, I stopped being a douche and started enjoying finer drams. Today, I’m making it my mission to taste every whisky and to know everything there is to know about spirits, wine and beer !

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