and first of all welcome.
Just as a matter of interest, there are four different Blantons available over here (Germany), at least as far as I know.
Blanton's 'Special Reserve' (80 proof) - $26
Blanton's 'Single Barrel' (93 proof) - $33
Blanton's 'Gold Edition' (103 proof) - $62 (!)
Blanton's 'Silver Edition' (98 proof) - $66 (!!)
To be honest I never tried Blanton's but Linn (Howdy man ! How are you ?) told me that it has the same recipe as one of my favorites, Elmer T.Lee which is, according to Linn 'just a tad bit sweeter with a slightly more 'lazy' finish'. And since 'lazy finish' is my second name I was never tempted to try one of these expensive 'precious metal' editions.
Btw, a bottle of Elmer T.Lee Single Barrel 90 proof costs about $30 over here.