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Blanton's
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Type

American

Distillery

Sazerac Company

Region

Kentucky, United States

Proof

46.5% alc/vol; 93 Proof

Process

Bourbon

Blanton's is a brand of bourbon whiskey produced and marketed by the Sazerac Company. It is distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Blanton's was first marketed in 1984, as the world’s first single barrel bourbon under the label, "Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon." A single barrel bourbon is one that is poured (and typically chill filtered) from the contents of one particular aging barrel – not mixed with whiskey from any other barrels and not blended with neutral spirits, colorings, or flavorings. The company says that producing a high quality whiskey using this production method requires constant monitoring of every barrel in the middle of the warehouse by the Master Distiller. The barrels are dumped by hand without using machinery. There are eight different stopper designs, each with a different letter of the alphabet molded into it and topped with a figurine of a racehorse and jockey. When placed in order, spelling "B L A N T O N' S" the horse and jockey's poses display eight different scenes of a horse race, from standing at the gate, to crossing the finish line with a win.


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