Sunday, 3 May 2009

BLANTON´S GOLD Edition single barrel 51,5%

Bananas, British toffee and caramelised oranges. Glue-ish. Perhaps a bit more closed than usual.

Perfect marriage between rye and corn produces a sublime marmalade toffee that switches enticingly between sweet and sour. White peppers grab for attention in the background.

Long and complex with chewy oak and explosive bursts of white pepper, followed by hard candy and hefty liquorice.

When this is on top form it is one of the best whiskeys in the world. Here it is merely very, very good. Which, for the moment, will do just fine. Dumped on 12-2-05 from Barrel No. 132. Stored in Warehouse H on Rick No. 8.

Rating: 8,5/10

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