Classification: Straight Whiskey
Company: Sazerac Company, Inc.
Distillery: Buffalo Trace
Age: 6 Years 9 Months
Blanton’s “Medicinal Whiskey” is a collaboration pick between DGC in Greenville, South Carolina and The Book Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their goal was to pick a single barrel that best reproduced the memory of an individual's first exposure to Blanton’s, which is often one of a syrupy balanced drinker. The barrel selected was #12-K-07-H-1-02-197, from warehouse H, floor 1, rick 02. Some of these bottles will be auctioned at the ‘Main Event Gala’ in Charlottesville, VA benefiting the UVA Children's Oncology program on February 1, 2020.
Nose: Cinnamon spice abounds, cherry, vanilla, oak, light ethanol
Palate: Vanilla, caramel, baking spice, a large does of oak
Finish: Vanilla, cherry, white pepper, medium dry
Blanton’s Single Barrel private selections don’t occur as often as many of the other brand’s that Buffalo Trace offers. It’s a shame too, since it’s always fun to try a barrel chosen by a group that has a specific vision in mind when going into a pick. The end result for Blanton's “Medicinal Whiskey,” is a fine example of what the brand has to offer when the right barrel is chosen. This barrel delivers an easy to enjoy sip, that most anyone who tries will find pleasing.
The sample used for this review was provided at no cost courtesy of Ryan Gossage. We thank him for the sample and for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.