BLANTON’S BLACK EDITION BOURBON
This Black edition of Blanton’s is produce exclusively for the Japanese export market and bottle at 80 proof.
firstly, There is no official differentiation between the black and the green (Special Reserve)
except from a quote by John Shutt (International Sales and Marketing Manager for Blanton’s) “The “Red” and “Black” labels were create… specifically for the Japanese market.
Red 93pf and Black 80pf are the same mash bills as our other Blanton labels with one difference….there is an 8 year minimum age barrel select. Our other Blanton labels require a 6 year minimum.
Regardless, you won’t find an age statement on any Blanton label. We bottle by taste, not age,” says Shutt. An extremely rare bottling, a must have for any Blanton’s enthusiast .
that is to say, Blanton’s Black Edition Bourbon Whiskey takes Blanton’s proven distilling process and takes it up several notches.
The method use to craft this special edition bottle stays true to his traditional ways, except with a slightly extended age time of eight years,
producing a more intricate flavor with an elaborate flavor profile.
furthermore ,Another difference is the use of a sour mash bill, which is when the contents of a previous batch are use much like a sourdough starter
, producing a significantly richer taste.
At the time of its creation, the bourbon was made exclusively for the Japanese export market,
making it a rare find even today and the perfect choice for any Blanton aficionado.
also, It features a potent and intense flavor profile that perfectly balances pepper, butter and honey, and finishes clean and smooth.
Produce exclusively for the Japanese export market at 80 proof, Blanton’s Black Label is one of the rarest bourbon whiskeys in the world.
Remarkably similar to the green-label Special Reserve, the main difference is an 8-year minimum aged barrel selection process (as oppose to the standard 6),
which produces a more complex, robust, and refine tasting experience.
Like the Takara Red edition, the Black Label is a statement piece for any serious collector and a must-try for any keen Blanton’s enthusiast
Producer: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Spirits Type: Bourbon