This is an older bottling of the standard Blanton’s Single Barrel (bottle stamped 1996). It’s NAS and bottled at 46.5% ABV.
Nose: Very grain forward with heavy corn notes. Quite oaky with a nice honeydew melon note.
Palate: Sweet up front with heavy corn and subtle oak. Light fruits, but deep in the background.
Finish: A little pepper here with sweet red apples and vanilla.
Value for the money: Blanton’s usually retails around $50 and makes a great buy as they’re usually pretty solid.