Blanton’s is a type of bourbon whiskey. Bourbon is a name given to a type of whiskey with certain characteristics, perhaps chief of which is the production of the United States. There are several others, some of which include being made mostly of corn and being aged in charred oak barrels.
Makers of bourbon claim that the Kentucky landscape is especially suited for its creation (95% of this type of whiskey is reportedly made in the state). The limestone rock characteristic of the area filters the water used in its creation to a high level of purity. According to Buffalo Trace, the changes in temperature in the state also cause the barrels to work on the liquid constantly, giving it a stronger taste of that charred oak.