Single Barrel vs Aged Blended Bourbons -- Which of These to Get?

Yo Boozehounds,

A whole slew of bourbons has come to the LCBO recently, and the BTAC William Larue Weller is slated to come in. I know that’s a 12 year old unfiltered barrel-strength.

However, The LCBO has also brought in Blanton’s Gold Editiona nd Special Reserve, Col. E.H. Taylor, Hancock’s President’s Reserve and Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel bourbons. How would these compare?

They have also brought in the Baker’s and Booker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbons as well.

So any recommendations? If it helps guide you, so far my favorite bourbons are the BTAC Eagle Rare 17 Year Old and especially the Elijah Craig 12 Year Old, the latter being a wheater that very much appeals to my sweet tooth. Very surprised I enjoy a $40 CDN inexpensive bourbon over the very fine BTAC rarity but there you have it.

I love Booker’s. I also love Blanton’s, but have never tried anything except the Original Single Barrel.

I’ve absolutely enjoyed past releases of the BTAC W.L. Weller. Perennially one of my 2 favorites of the collection. Haven’t touched my bottles from the past release yet, but I’d definitely recommend picking up a bottle or two assuming the price isn’t astronomical up north.

@J: The price is reasonable ($104.95) but it is severely restricted in terms of quantities up here: a total of 15 bottles for the entire city of Toronto. Needless to say, I am up very early on release day.