There’s nothing that completes an evening better than having a highball filled with a generous pour of nicely aged Kentucky Bourbon. The Blanton Single Barrel process is nearly a century old and has remained virtually unchanged since it was developed by Colonel Albert B. Blanton from his personal recipe (for his Private Reserve Bourbon). As the name implies the single barrel process requires that the bourbon in each barrel remain separated until each barrel reaches its peak maturity. This tends to result in smoother, richer and mellower bourbon. At first pour the exquisitely cared for concoction shows off its dark amber hue and provides a taste comprised of oaky wood and vanilla notes. The flavor is rich and powerful with a slightly overwhelming alcohol burn which is expected due to its high alcohol content of 46.5 percent. This exceptional bourbon should be tried by anyone who considers themselves a bourbon connoisseur or wants to jump into the bourbon game the right way.