Launched in 1984 under the guidance of then distillery master distiller Elmer T. Lee, Blanton's is the first modern bourbon brand marketed as a single barrel bourbon.
Lee introduced the world to Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon, revolutionizing the industry by creating a 'super premium' category of bourbon with the world's first single barrel bourbon.
Blanton's barrels are constantly monitored by the master distiller and 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, these letters spell 'BLANTONS.' 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.
Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon is aged in the only metal-cladded warehouse at Buffalo Trace. The metal transfers heat faster than brick warehouses, which allows for rapid ageing. Blanton's bourbons typically for 6 to 8 years.