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Blanton’s Bourbon was first introduced in 1984 and branded as ‘Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon’. It was the first bourbon to be commercially mass marketed as a Single Barrel product, meaning each bottling batch of Blanton’s whiskey is produced from the contents of only one particular barrel and not a blend of multiple barrels. The label on each bottle states; the date the whiskey was dumped from the barrel and was bottled, the barrel number each bottle of whiskey came from, the rick(house) number where the barrel lay and the proof / ABV of the bourbon whiskey inside the bottle.

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Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon

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Blanton's Special Reserve 2011

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Blanton's Special Reserve 2011 For Sale Delivered Worldwide Bottled on January 20th 2011 from barrel 258. Blanton's Special Reserve, sometimes know...

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Blanton's Special Reserve Bourbon 2016

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Blanton's Special Reserve Bourbon 2016 For Sale and Delivered Worldwide Bottled 3rd February 2015 from barrel 808, bottle number 98. Blanton's Si...

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Blanton's Original Single Barrel 2003 For Sale Delivered Worldwide Blanton's Original Single Barrel, dumped 29th December 2003 from Cask 257, with ...

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Blanton's Straight From The Barrel 2012 For Sale  Delivered Worldwide Blanton's Straight From the Barrel 2012 single barrel, cask strength from cas...

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Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon 2015

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Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon 2015 For Sale and Delivered Worldwide Bottled 16.04.2015 from barrel 135, bottle number 98. Blanton's Single Barr...

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There are 7 different core varieties of Blanton’s Bourbon:

Blanton’s Original - “The Original Single Barrel Bourbon”, introduced in 1984 and bottled at 93 Proof, 46.5% ABV, it is still produced today.

Blanton’s Gold or “Blanton’s Gold Edition” was the second Blanton’s Bourbon label to be introduced to the Blanton’s line. It is bottled at 103 Proof, 51.5% ABV and available for sale in limited quantities. Blanton’s Gold was awarded Single Cask of the Year 2019 in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

Blanton’s Special Reserve or Blanton’s Green Label, is bottled at 80 Proof, 40% ABV. Blanton’s was created with the export market in mind, so having a lower proof version made Blanton’s Special Reserve more affordable in markets where alcohol tax and import duty is based on ABV. In the past it was available at some US duty free shops and now Blanton’s Green Label is for sale on a very limited European allocation.

Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel was introduced to the Blanton’s lineup in 2003 and developed specifically for the French market where the market required a more 'gastronomic' Straight Bourbon Whiskey. As the name suggests Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel is bottled at cask strength, without dilution or chill filtering. Being both a single barrel and a barrel proof bourbon the ABV of bottles vary in the rage between 61.15% and 64.8% ABV. Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel appears for sale intermittently in select European countries in 70cl bottles.

Blanton’s Black Label - “Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon”, is made exclusively for the Japanese market, bottled at 80 Proof, 40% ABV and sold in 75cl bottles. For many years there has been a trend to produce slightly lower proof bourbon for sale in Japan.

Blanton’s Silver or “Blanton’s Silver Edition” was discontinued from the Blanton’s line up around 2013. It was released for the duty free market as a premium version of Blanton’s Original and was bottled at 98 Proof, 49% ABV. These days Blanton’s Silver is only for sale on the secondary market.

Blanton’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon at 93 Proof 46.5% ABV was released in 2014 to commemorate 30 years of Blanton’s, it was available as a limited run only for sale in the Japanese market.

In addition to the Blanton’s labels listed above there are also some limited edition bottlings, such as store picks or labelling changes for markets such as Greece.

Blanton's Whiskey - the founders

Blanton’s Original Single Barrel was introduced by Elmer T Lee in 1984 who at the time was Ancient Age’s Master Distiller. Despite Takara Shuzo Co now owning the brand, (having bought it from Ancient Age Inc), Buffalo Trace Distillery produces and distributes Blanton's in the United States.

Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton started work at was then called the OFC Distillery in 1897 as on office boy when he was 16, the same facility which is now Buffalo Trace Distillery. Over the next few years he reportedly worked in every department, and in 1912 he was appointed superintendent of the distillery, its warehouse, and bottling shop, eventually to become president of the entire whiskey distillery in 1921. From the time he was made company president until his retirement in 1952, his Distillery expanded from 44 to 144 buildings to become the largest Distillery of its day and one of the few to remain open during prohibition.

In 1949 Elmer T. Lee, was hired by Colonel Albert B Blanton as a maintenance engineer. After his first interview Colonel Blanton rejected Elmer T, a week later Blanton reconsidered and Lee was hired. Elmer T rose through the ranks to eventually become Plant Manager and Master Distiller. Elmer T recollected that when Colonel Blanton, who was president of the distillery until 1952 entertained important guests he would hand pick “honey barrels” from the centre of Warehouse H and have it bottled one barrel at a time. As a tribute to Colonel Blanton Elmer T Lee named his new bourbon “Blanton’s Single Barrel” and to this day it is still aged in the same Warehouse H.

Buffalo Trace Distillery Warehouse H 

Warehouse H was constructed in 1935 shortly after the end of prohibition, it housing approximately 15,000 barrels and has some very specific qualities. The four story wooden frame is clad with corrugated metal as opposed to brick allowing larger internal temperature swings as metal has less thermal lag than with brick. The result on the whisky inside the barrel is there is greater fluid transfer between the whiskey and the barrel during the normal daily and seasonal heat cycles. Although Blanton's does not carry an age statement, barrels are dumped and bottled at between 6 and 8 years old 'when they are just right'.

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