This fall, Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel will be available in the United States for a limited time. This is the second time this year that Buffalo Trace Distillery has brought products from the beloved Kentucky brand that were previously unavailable in the U.S. to the market. Earlier this year, the distillery revealed it would make Blanton’s Gold Edition available annually in the United States, starting in summer 2020.
Like the Gold Edition, Straight From The Barrel will be limited, and released once every year in the U.S. This is the first time Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel has been made available in the U.S. It joins Blanton’s Original Single Barrel, bottled at 93 proof and the aforementioned Blanton’s Gold Edition, bottled at 103 proof.
As its name suggests, Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel is an uncut, unfiltered Bourbon Whiskey. 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,” said 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 atop its stopper, in various poses to emulate the running of a horse race. The eight different horse and jockey stoppers feature a letter that collectors save to spell out the brand name “B-L-A-N-T-O-N-S.”
According to the tasting notes, Straight From The Barrel possesses notes of dark chocolate, caramel and butter with earthy undertones of walnut and hazelnut on the nose. The palate delivers intrepid notes of warm vanilla, oak, toasted nuts and a rich spiciness with hints of butterscotch or honey, with a deep and resonate finish.
Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel will start shipping from Buffalo Trace Distillery this fall on a very limited basi and will be priced at $150.