This is a discontinued Blanton’s expression that was a Duty-Free bottling from a few years back. It was bottled at 49% ABV.
Nose: Sweet mash with a little acetone, candy corn, and small traces of rotted oak.
Palate: Oak heavy with caramel and cereal notes. Small traces of vanilla, but fairly bland overall.
Finish: Dry with a touch of sugar and burnt oak.
Rating: 78/100 – Muted overall – one of my least favorite Blanton’s expressions I’ve had.
Value for the money: These probably go for $200+ on secondary currently, and that’s a super easy pass.