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trumpstylz
12-29-2011, 12:15
Does anybody know the age of the average blantons juice? Is it always the same age or is it just bottled when ready?

nor02lei
12-29-2011, 12:41
Does anybody know the age of the average blantons juice? Is it always the same age or is it just bottled when ready?

The figure I have heard is 7 years, but Iím not sure.

Leif

2highcal
12-29-2011, 20:57
The Party Source says 10 years

cowdery
12-29-2011, 21:28
All you know for sure is that it's more than four. I tend not to believe age claims that aren't on the label.

wadewood
12-29-2011, 21:57
All you know for sure is that it's more than four. I tend not to believe age claims that aren't on the label.

ditto ..................

Old Lamplighter
12-29-2011, 22:04
Somewhere back in time, I heard that most of the time it is around 9yo. I think that is same as what they say BT is...even though BT has always tasted much younger to me. But, who knows if they won't state it on the label...could be anywhere from 4-10 though I doubt any are close to 10 unless it would be found in a private bottling. Don't think age is stated on those either.

p_elliott
12-29-2011, 23:27
My guess would be any time after 4 years old that it hits the flavor profile they are looking for. I would doubt any thing less than 6 yrs would make that cut.

Bourbon Boiler
12-30-2011, 08:53
I have heard both seven and nine, but I'm really not sure where I picked that up. Probably here or on tours, and I wouldn't consider either gospel. I doubt it's extremely consistant.

Vosgar
12-31-2011, 22:21
For what its worth, from Harlen Wheatley's blog:

"We have started making our Blantonís recipe and it will be ready when we return from the holidays. We originally made Blantonís in 1984 and we have stayed true to the recipe ever since. We typically age this distillate for 6 to 8 years and it is one of our high performers."

SmoothAmbler
01-02-2012, 08:44
During the tour, they told me it was their second youngest whiskey behind AA.
They didn't give me a time and I don't know if it's true.

cowdery
01-03-2012, 13:18
Harlen's estimate sounds about right and I have no reason to doubt him, but remember that it's single barrel, so they're pulling batches that fit the profile and, legally, all they have to be is more than four years. The point, I think, is don't get too hung up on raw age. The whiskey is what it is. I think Blanton's is very good, just way over-priced for what it is.