Blanton's Original Single Barrel
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"8-year-old"..."12-year-old"..."27-year-old"... Whiskey shelves are filled with bottles bearing numbers that imply the older the liquid, the better. But Blanton's shares their philosophy with R. Kelly: "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number." The Buffalo Trace Distillery product provides no age declaration on its distinctive parchment-like equator label that surrounds the multifaceted, squat globe bottle. There are still plenty of numbers listed: "This barrel dumped on 3-15-11 from barrel No. 142 stowed in warehouse H on Rick no. 16. Individually selected, filtered and bottled by hand at 93 proof." Although that sounds über-specific, to be fair, all of the bottles are from warehouse H, and they're all 93 proof.