I’ve been a big fan of Blanton’s for a long time and my major complaint was the low proof. After consulting Google I realized that they did have a barrel proof product, but unfortunately it was only for overseas. Thank goodness for bottle-spot.com, because without them I would never be able to get it. For about $100 including shipping I was able to get it sent to my front door… Not bad for a tough to find cask strength bourbon.
This was dumped on 1/13/2015 from barrel number 484 from warehouse H in Rick #12. It’s 70cl and bottled at 130.6 proof. The claim is unfiltered, uncut and bottled straight from the barrel.
Pretty honey amber color.
Spicy nose of green pepper corns, toasted corn bread, red Twizzlers, creme brûlée and salted butter on cinnamon raisin toast. Given the high proof, surprised how little heat there is on the nose.
Spiciness continues on the palate with a warmth the comes in waves. The mouthfeel is delightful with some coarse complexity while the burn is so mellow for this high degree of abv. The finish is very enjoyable.
Why this is only available overseas is baffling to me. This is one helluva bourbon. If you like barrel strength and Blanton’s, the you will love this one. 94/100