Buffalo Trace has another Blanton’s surprise for the U.S. market coming later this year: It’s bringing another international-only expression of the beloved bourbon to the domestic market with Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel.
Straight from the Barrel (colloquially known as SFTB) is an uncut and unfiltered version of the whiskey Americans typically know as a 93-proof, citrusy bourbon they can never find. SFTB is non-chill filtered, and bottled at barrel strength, meaning it can range up into the 120s or even 130s in its final bottling.
Parent distillery Buffalo Trace is making this an annual release for the U.S., following similar steps with Blanton’s Gold Label earlier this year (Gold Label will remain an annual springtime release).
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