BLANTON’S Original Single Barrel is the benchmark when it comes to premium, single-barrel bourbon, Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon is strictly for collectors and connoisseurs. Mature and complex, the ‘Original’ boasts a unique balance of intensity and bold flavor thanks to Blanton’s selective, handpicked process. Though not as rare as it once was, having been reserved for dignitaries and VIPs for almost 50 years before becoming available to the public, the Original Single Barrel remains an elusive, highly sought-after spirit. Exceptionally refined and beautifully crafted, this bourbon is characterized by a smooth, languid, and luxurious profile that lives up to its reputation as the cult single barrel bourbon whiskey.
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.
Blanton’s is the Original Single Barrel Bourbon that retains its uniqueness today by virtue of world wide critical acclaim. It has been awarded international gold medals, grand gold medals, and recommendations from noted spirits writers like Paul Pacult. The individual barrel selection process is one that involves one of the most respected Master Distillers in the bourbon industry. Elmer T. Lee introduced Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon in 1984 and since that time has been enshrined in the Master Distillers’ Hall of Fame. Elmer searched the honey spots of Warehouse H to personally select those barrels destined for greatness.
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