This bourbon is named after the former distillery president Colonel Albert B. Blanton, who always had a very special stock of bourbon - his private reserve - which was stored in the legendary and famous warehouse H. With its introduction in 1984, Elmer T. Lee revolutionized the whiskey industry with the world's first single barrel bourbon. Blanton's Straight from the Barrel Bourbon was the third version to be launched. The rich heritage and tradition of horses in Kentucky goes hand in hand with that of bourbon. Since 1999, a collector's set of eight different corks has been produced to pay homage to this Kentucky heritage. The set features a horse and jockey in various paces and poses reminiscent of the stages of a horse race from start to finish. Each stopper is marked with a single letter that spells out Blanton's when the set is complete. Blanton's Straight from the Barrel is not only one of the best bourbons in the world, but also one of the best whiskeys in the world. Designed for connoisseurs of cask strength whiskeys, this tremendous flavor profile achieves depths of flavor found only in the rarest of spirits. All casks are bottled undiluted at varying alcohol strengths - each is unique. Un-filtered, un-cut, unbelievable - Blanton's Boubon Tasting notes:Color: Amber. Nose: Earthy, dark chocolate, caramel, butter, notes of walnuts, hazelnuts. Taste: Warm vanilla, oak, roasted nuts, rich spice, hints of caramel, honey. Finish: Long lasting, intense, powerful, legendary. Best served neat or with a small shot of water.