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    Blanton's Gold

    I was wondering if anybody knows the particulars that separate the Blantons Gold from the Silver and the Regular Bottling. I understand there are some proof differences and the bottle tag talks about barrel placement, but it seems that a whole bunch has to be taken at faith to warrant such a price difference.

    I do really enjoy Blantons Gold, but its always kinda bothered me that I don't know as much about it as most of my other pours...

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    Sorry to burst any bubbles, but Blanton's is Blanton's is Blanton's.

    The only difference between the various bottlings bearing the mark is the proof. BT stores barrels destined to become Blanton's in Warehouse H, but without any distinction among Green, Black, Standard Ecru Label, Silver, Gold, or Straight from the Barrel bottlings.

    The best Blanton's buy on the planet is on St. Maarten, where Silver (98 proof) costs $20 to $22 a bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrel_Proof

    The best Blanton's buy on the planet is on St. Maarten, where Silver (98 proof) costs $20 to $22 a bottle.
    Minus the Price of the plane or cruise ticket

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    Gold is 103 proof
    Silver is 98
    Regular is 93
    Green is 80
    Black is 80
    My SFTB is 131.9
    Red is 80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrel_Proof
    Sorry to burst any bubbles, but Blanton's is Blanton's is Blanton's.
    Cliff--are you sure there isn't any difference!? I always assumed the 'honey barrels' went into the export-only packages!?

    (Although I must confess, the 80 proof Green simply tastes like a Blanton's & water!)

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    I'll confirm what Cliff said. The barrels are picked as "Blanton's" and bottled at whatever proof they are bottling that day. Several BT staff have said this to us during our visits, barrel purchases, etc.

    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneCubeOnly
    Cliff--are you sure there isn't any difference!? I always assumed the 'honey barrels' went into the export-only packages!?
    Sorry, Gary, but there are no distinctions among the barrels. In BT's view, every barrel designated for the Blanton's program is a honey barrel in the making!
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    I'd enter one caveat only, which is, for those in the range bottled from one barrel - I know the barrel-strength one is, I don't remember if the Gold is too (but just dropped to 100 proof). I've had a number of the barrel-strength ones and they can vary from the profile of the others which (I assume) are the result of mingling different barrels. That said, Blanton all tastes like Blanton, but the single barrels were a separate thing in my mind and reminded me of the difference between Buffalo Trace and Buffalo Trace that is from one barrel.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 06-19-2006 at 09:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman
    for those in the range bottled from one barrel
    Gary
    Arenīt all Blantonīs bottlings single barrels? Then again, I have never seen that red fellow so I canīt comment on it.

    FYI : the possibly best bourbon Iīve ever had was a bottle of Blantonīs Gold, 103 proof, dumped on 12-06-02, barrel No. 33, Warehouse H, Rick No. 6.

    Simply glorious.
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

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    I didn't think they were all single barrels Lenart, but am told on good authority they are.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 06-19-2006 at 12:43.

 

 

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