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    How old is blantons?

    Does anybody know the age of the average blantons juice? Is it always the same age or is it just bottled when ready?

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    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.

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    The Party Source says 10 years

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    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.

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    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 ..................

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    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.
    Last edited by Old Lamplighter; 12-29-2011 at 21:07.

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    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.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    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.

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    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 We originally made Blantonís in 1984 and we have stayed true to the recipe ever since.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."
    Lead me not into temptation - I can find the way myself

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    Re: How old is blantons?

    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.

 

 

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