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A 1 liter bottle of Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
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Blanton's

The Original Single Barrel

Created in 1984, Blanton’s stands as the first and, we still believe, the finest single barrel on the market.  

A glass filled with Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey with other varieties

The standard for single barrel bourbon.

Taken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H at Buffalo Trace Distillery, Blanton’s Original Single Barrel was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Albert B. Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon.

A 1 liter bottle of Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon

Blanton's Original

In the winter of 1881, Albert Bacon Blanton was born into one of the first families of bourbon history. At the age of sixteen, he started work in the Distillery as an office boy and fast became a leading pioneer in the development of bourbon. From the time he was made company president in 1921 until his retirement in 1952, his Distillery expanded from 44 to 144 buildings to become the largest Distillery of its day. During that period Colonel Blanton created his very special and limited supply of bourbon - his private reserve - handpicked and stored in what now is known as the famous Warehouse H. Although Colonel Blanton died in the spring of 1959, his legacy lives. Introduced in 1984, Blanton’s namesake bourbon was the first ever Single Barrel Bourbon sold commercially. The Single Barrel Bourbon is the first of its kind.

 

Tasting Notes

A deep, satisfying nose of nutmeg and spices. Powerful dry vanilla notes in harmony with hints of honey amid strong caramel and corn. A medium finish composed of returning corn and nutmeg flavors.

Blanton's Straight from the Barrel

Bourbon

Straight From the Barrel

Created for connoisseurs familiar with cask strength whiskeys, this enormous taste profile reaches depths of flavor found only in the rarest of spirits. Straight from the barrel is best served neat or with a splash of water. Un-filtered, un-cut, unbelievable. 

*Not available in the United States. Only available in select international markets.

 

Tasting Notes

Notes of dark chocolate and caramel on the nose with undertones of walnut and hazelnut.  The flavors are intense, yet inviting. Hints of vanilla, oak, and honey.  The robust finish lingers forever.

Blanton's Gold

Bourbon

Gold Edition

Blanton’s Gold Edition was created for discerning bourbon aficionados who appreciate exceptional smoothness and complexity in their bourbon whiskey. This bourbon consistently delivers on balance and character, on par with the world’s finest whiskey. Best served neat or with a splash of water.

Only available in select international markets.

 

Tasting Notes

Hints of spicy rye and tobacco on the nose, followed by caramel and honey, dark fruit and citrus notes. The palate emulates the same complex aroma with rye, tobacco, and honey. Oak and vanilla contribute to an extremely long and harmonious finish.

  • A Kentucky gentleman and bourbon aristocrat in the mold of E.H. Taylor, Jr., Col. Blanton devoted more than 55 years to producing, protecting and promoting fine Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Under Col. Blanton’s direction, the Distillery survived and even thrived through WWI, Prohibition, the Great Depression, a devastating flood, WWII, and numerous other challenges throughout the early 20th century.

    Born on an adjacent farm to the Distillery, Blanton joined what was then the George T. Stagg Distillery as an office boy at the age of 16. Over the next several years, Blanton was promoted and given experience in every department at the Distillery. Little did he realize the role he would play in the perseverance of the Distillery during prohibition or the massive expansion of the plant.

     In 1921, Col. Blanton was promoted to president of the Distillery and tasked with finding solutions to a rapidly declining industry. Col. Blanton kept the Distillery open through Prohibition, obtaining a special government license to produce “medicinal whiskey.” It was one of only a handful of distilleries in the country to obtain this special permission. It is in large part to Blanton’s efforts that Buffalo Trace Distillery has become globally recognized.

    Col. Blanton’s fortitude was tested once again after a disastrous flood in 1937 that forced the plant to temporarily halt production. Col. Blanton had the Distillery back to normal operation in just 24 hours through his leadership and creativity.

    He was also responsible for much of the aesthetic growth of the Distillery throughout his tenure, building a clubhouse and several gardens as well as his own personal property, the Stony Point mansion that overlooks the Distillery. Blanton remained modest and soft-spoken as the Distillery grew from a mere 14 buildings to a 114-building giant. Today, Buffalo Trace Distillery continues to grow and is celebrated for its internationally awarded whiskeys.

    Col. Blanton’s invaluable contributions to the Distillery and the industry as a whole are now honored with Blanton’s Single-Barrel Bourbon. Introduced in 1984, it was the world’s first single-barrel bourbon, a concept that Blanton himself originally utilized for his own private stock and entertaining. As Albert Blanton did, Buffalo Trace Distillery continues to honor traditions of the past, while embracing the changes of the future. 

  • The horse and jockey atop the bottle stoppers are now a recognized trademark of Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon. There are eight different stopper designs, each in a different pose and stride

Blanton's has won over 50 awards since 1997

2019 Gold Medal

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

2019 Silver Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2018 Gold Medal

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

2018 Double Gold Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2018 "Tried & True" - 91 points

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

2018 Silver Medal

Denver International Spirits Competition

2017 Gold Medal - 90 points

Los Angeles International Spirits Competition

2017 Silver Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2017 "Tried & True" - 93 points

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

“From the fantastic nose to the interesting taste and the long-lasting finish, I give Blanton’s bourbon a solid A… If you don’t like Blanton’s, you don’t like bourbon.”

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