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  1. #1
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    Blantons single barrel, for suddeutche zeitung

    Hi - I opened a bottle of this today, and it's superb. It is one of the most easy drinking bourbons I've ever had. Anyway, nothing more to say except I love it.

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    I agree, whole heartedly. I wish they still sold it in Alabama.

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    Blanton's has always held a special place in my bourbon heart. While certainly not a 'value' bourbon, it's exceptionally elegant. To me, it's one of those bourbons that is worth the extra investment.

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    It's not bad value, for a good bourbon sold in Europe. The one I have was specially bottled for a German magazine. It cost 65 euro.

    Not that it matters, but do they give an indication of the age of the Blantons single barrel anywhere?

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    I should have a second bottle of Blanton's Gold Edition arriving on Monday. Not long ago I got a Special Reserve (40%), Original (46.5%), Silver Edition (49%), and Gold Edition (51.5%). The wax seal was cracked on the gold so I ordered another....Looks like I'll have to drink the other!!

    The smell is amazing, a very warm toffee/caramel tone. I'm not drinking right now, but when I get into this bottle I'll be sure to tell how it goes.

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    It's funny that you are having this discussion because at the Festival, I had a discussion with Mitch from The Twisted Spoke and he made a comment that "each bourbon has a perfect dilution point that brings out it's best nose, flavor and finish". His point was that if a bourbon had to be diluted to 90 proof to taste it's best....that's the one he wanted.

    Blantons is all the same distillate, bottled at different proofs. I personally think the gold is awesome. I'd love it if more distilleries would bottle at proof options like this so that I can be the one to decide which dilution I like best.....versus them deciding. (And no.....I don't want to dilute it myself.....because without the habit of actually measuring, how could I be assurred that I found that "sweet spot" exactly right each time!)

    Dawn

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    Blanton's Straight from the barrel

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to shed some light on how I might be able to obtain a bottle of the uncut/unfiltered Blantons....how easy is it to come by??

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Well if you're willing to pay the shipping from Europe or Japan, pretty easy I guess, several retailers list it on their sites. If not, damn near impossible.
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