BLANTON’S CREAM LABEL TAKARA RED SINGLE BARREL STRAIGHT BOURBON 750ML
This is a variant of Blanton's (sometimes called "Blanton's Red") that is released for the Japanese market. Most Blanton's, including Blanton's Single Barrel, Gold and Straight From The Barrel are around six years old. This Blanton's, along with Blanton's Black, is around eight years old.
Produced exclusively for the Japanese export market at 93 proof, Blanton's Takara Red Edition Single Barrel is one of the most elusive, hard-to-find bourbon whiskeys in the world. Striking a similar resemblance to the Original Single Barrel, the Takara Red Edition undergoes an 8-year minimum aged barrel selection process (as opposed to the standard 6), which produces a more complex, robust, and refined tasting experience. No collection is complete without this stunningly rare statement piece and is an absolute essential for any serious fan of Blanton's.
Color: Quite translucent. Seems heavily filtered.
Nose: Sweet with notes of maraschino cherries, vanilla, plum, orange peel, and mild oak.
Palate: Balanced with notes of leather, orange crush, black tea, red hots, and tannic oak.
Finish: Long finish with notes of gumballs, cherries, and mild hazelnut.