Blantons Single Barrel Gold Takara Japanese Bourbon Whiskey
Distributed exclusively in Japan by Takara, Blanton’s Takara Gold Edition Bourbon is one of the most sought-after and limited expressions on the market. This bourbon is aged for at least 8 years, which is two years more than the requirement for the standard Gold variety. Smooth and exceptionally complex, this sublime bourbon is bottled at 103 proof and comes in a luxurious gold box, equipped with dark red wax surrounding the stopper, which separates it from the standard gold versions. In the winter of 1881, Albert Bacon Blanton was born on a farm situated just outside of Frankfort, Kentucky. At the age of 16, Blanton began working at the Old Fire Copper Distillery (often abbreviated O.F.C. Distillery) as an office boy. Over the next few years, Blanton reportedly worked in every department at the distillery. By the age of 20, he was appointed the superintendent of O.F.C, and worked there until his retirement in 1952.
Much like his mentor, E.H. Taylor, Blanton was a traditional bourbon aristocrat, wedded to the production of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Blanton identified a certain section of Warehouse H at his distillery, which he believed was the best for aging bourbon, and would personally select individual barrels from the section to bottle for his own private reserve. In doing so, Blanton’s Private Reserve became the first single barrel bourbon ever.
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|Proof||103 (51.5% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Buffalo Trace Distillery|