Blanton's Gold Edition

Recipe: Corn - Rye - Malted Barley                                        Barrel Type: White Oak
Mash Type: Sour                                                                    Maker: Independent Stave
Still Proof: 70% Alcohol by Volume - 140 proof                    Staves: 6 month air dry
Entry Proof: 62.5% Alcohol by Volume - 125 proof              Treatment: #4 Char
Warehouse: H                                                                        Filtration: Chill Filtered


103 proof

Nose: sightly sweet, Carmel and vanilla for sure then oak with just a tiny bit of a sting from the alcohol. This stuff smells incredible! 4.5/5

Palate: Just as smooth as the regular Blanton's with a bit more sweetness to it but still just a little bit. It coats your mouth nicely as well.To be honest the taste is a let down compared to the nose. Not to say that it's bad in any way, I just expected much more. Tasted again with a couple drops of water which was a mistake as it just dulled although the positive attributes to the flavor. 3/5

Finish: Not too long but not too short either as it sticks with you for a good minute. Some faint heat given the extra proof on the gold compered to the regular Blanton's which I like. 4/5

Overall it's an very good pour especially if you like really smooth Bourbon's with a little more proof but not over the top. I tend to prefer the cask strength bottle's over 120 proof, so can't say this is a favorite of mine. I have an unopened SFTB that I'm sure will like a lot more. Cheer's!

--Jarrett B.