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ThomasW
11-11-2008, 13:16
What is your favorite Blanton's?
I have only tasted the Special Reserve 80 proof, the best 80 proofer
I ever tasted.
So when I am going to Denmark next year I plan to pick some of the others up.
But which one?

HighTower
11-11-2008, 13:58
The Gold is a favorite of mine, but as Attila pointed out this is a single barrel bourbon and variations will occur. I found it to be the perfect proof (103) for me.

Scott

ratcheer
11-11-2008, 15:41
The only one I have ever had was what I assume to be "regular" Blanton's single barrel. I seem to remember it being 95-proof. It was superb, one of the very best bourbons I have ever tasted.

Tim

wadewood
11-11-2008, 16:24
The only differences are the proofs. There are no age or barrel location differences. So, if available buy the barrel proof versions and your own water to create all the other versions.

BourbonJoe
11-11-2008, 16:54
I had some Blanton's Silver at the recent DC Metro tasting. It was superb.
Joe :usflag:

ACDetroit
11-11-2008, 17:18
Someone else's, because it's $60 a bottle here. I asked the rep at the BT Tasting if RHF and Blanton's are so different why are they almost the same price? Not only that why would I buy Blanton's at $60 in Michigan when I could pick up another Stagg?

Not one of my favorite expressions.

Tony

ggilbertva
11-11-2008, 22:02
I have a bottle of Silver that I left at Cigarnv's home this last weekend. My favorite of the Blanton's if the Gold. I have a bottle of SFTB but that has yet to be opened.

ThomasW
11-13-2008, 11:23
The only differences are the proofs. There are no age or barrel location differences. So, if available buy the barrel proof versions and your own water to create all the other versions.

Sounds like a good idea, thanks!

Attila
11-13-2008, 18:42
as Attila pointed out this is a single barrel bourbon and variations will occur.

The barrell proof version is next on my shopping list!

spun_cookie
11-15-2008, 13:37
For Fun:

Here are the ones I know of and could find an image (or make one). There is one more 1998 I know of and a "Special Gold" Version I have not seen yet. Suppose to be the Holly Grail of Blanton's... we shall see...

spun_cookie
11-15-2008, 13:38
Three more... ... I will try to find the other 2 that I know of...

Attila
11-16-2008, 06:16
For Fun:

But which was your favorite?

spun_cookie
11-16-2008, 09:10
I do not have two of them here yet, but once I do, I plan on having a blind Blanton's tasting.

GoCoogs is coming through in eary Jan so we will do a gathering as big as i can get in the SW...