Albert Bacon Blanton (BONUS ALERT! Did someone say “Bacon”?) began working in the distillery at age sixteen years of age, quickly becoming a leading pioneer in the development of bourbon. He was named company president in 1921 and expanded the distillery from 44 to 144 buildings making it the largest Distillery of the era. 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 Warehouse H (BONUS ALERT!! “B” for Blanton’s…and also “H” for that now famous Warehouse!). Blanton’s namesake bourbon, created by Elmer T. Lee, was the first ever Single Barrel Bourbon sold commercially. The Single Barrel Bourbon is the first of its kind.
From Buffalo Trace Distillery, home of almost 20 bourbon/rye brands ranging from Van Winkle to Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Ancient Age and White Dog, Blanton’s Single Barrel is a study in distilling and aging perfection and very limited in supply. A single barrel bourbon is produced from the contents of only one particular aging barrel and not mixed with whiskey from any other barrels (and not blended with neutral spirits, colorings, or flavorings). Blanton’s is typically aged 9 years and is stored in the metal-clad Warehouse H (the only metal building used in bourbon aging, heating the bourbon and forcing a faster, more intense aging process).
Attention to detail is a hallmark of Blanton’s and the marketing and bottling are no exception. The brand features eight different stopper designs, each with a different letter of the alphabet (BONUS ALERT! More alphabet!) molded into it and topped with a figurine of a racehorse and jockey. When placed in order, it spells out “B L A N T O N’ S”, with horse and jockey’s poses displaying eight different scenes of a horse race, from starting at the gate, to crossing the finish line with a win. Come in and spend some time with our “lettered” bottle today!