Description: Elmer T. Lee introduced the world to Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon a year before he retired. In doing so, he revolutionized the industry by creating the “super premium” category of bourbon with the world’s first single barrel bourbon. Taken from the center-cut, or middle sections, of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton’s Original Single Barrel was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon. The taste profile is sweet, with notes of citrus and oak. The creamy vanilla nose is teased with caramel and butterscotch, all underscored by familiar baking spices such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Blanton’s Original set the standard for single barrel bourbons in 1984. Best served neat or on the rocks.
Bourbon defined: Bourbon must be produced in America. Bourbon has to be distilled from at least 51% corn -- other grain varieties may include wheat, rye, or barley -- and then aged in new charred American oak barrels. The type of grain and water contribute greatly to the taste of a particular whiskey.