Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel Launches in the U.S.

Buffalo Trace Distillery will make Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel available in the U.S. this fall. 

This announcement follows Buffalo Trace Distillery making Blanton’s Gold Edition available annually in this country, starting over the summer.

Like Blanton’s Gold Edition, Straight From The Barrel will be limited, and released once every year in the U.S. This is the first time that Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel is available in America. It joins Blanton’s Original Single Barrel, bottled at 93 proof, and the aforementioned Blanton’s Gold Edition, bottled at 103 proof.

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As the name suggests, Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel is an uncut, unfiltered bourbon. The recipe is the same as Blanton’s Original and Blanton’s Gold, but the proof will vary from barrel to barrel.

“Blanton’s continues to be one of our most sought after bourbons,” says Kris Comstock, senior marketing director. “Fans in the U.S. have asked us to make Straight From The Barrel available here at home, so we’re happy we’re able to accommodate that starting this fall.” 

Like the other two in the Blanton’s stable, Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel showcases a horse and jockey stopper, in various poses to emulate the running of a horse race. The eight different horse and jockey stoppers feature a letter that collectors can save to spell out the brand name “B-L-A-N-T-O-N-S.” 

Tasting notes for Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel describe dark chocolate, caramel and butter, with earthy undertones of walnut and hazelnut on the nose. The palate delivers notes of warm vanilla, oak, toasted nuts and a spiciness with hints of butterscotch or honey.

Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel starts shipping from Buffalo Trace Distillery this fall on a very limited basis, the company says. The suggested retail price is $150 per 750-ml. bottle.

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