Hi all, I think a bottle of Blanton's I recently purchased may have a bad cork. When I first opened the bottle and took a whiff all I really noticed was a fairly musty smell. It didn't really smell like any other bourbon I'd ever had. I smelled the cork and it had the same musty smell to it also. I wiped down the mouth of the bottle and let it breathe for about 30 minutes, after which there was no more mustiness. The cork, however, still smelled musty after being left to air out for the same time. I've since moved the bourbon to an old vodka bottle I had on hand.
Over the last few days as the cork dried the mustiness became less noticeable, but it's still there, sort of as a musty woody type odor. I was wondering if this is indeed a bad cork? I've tried contacting Blanton's directly but their "contact us" page doesn't work. Would anyone happen to have an e-mail address for them? I guess if all else fails I can just mail the cork to them and hope they'll replace it. Thanks for all the help and I look forward to learning a lot more about bourbon here.