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Blanton's Rare & Commemoraive

Low-volume rare releases, commemorative editions & private label bottles

For an in-depth explanation of the bottle rarity terms used below visit the rarity index.

Tezuka 100th
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Sterling Silver Edition

93
Proof

Produced

Size

Market

Rarity

1991

USA & Japan 

Unicorn

750 ml

Notes

  • Never for sale in retail.  Given as a gift to Japanese retailers as a thank you. around 115  produced &  individually numbered.

  • 13 bottles have surfaced with collectors and 1 is in the Buffalo Trace whiskey vault.

  • Produced by Kirk Stieff Silver

  • Bottle was full of bourbon and not empty

  • Original shipping box says "Sterling" silver while bottle hang tag says "Starling" which was a misprint

  • Additional Pictures - Box, Items included with bottle

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30th Anniversary Edition

93
Proof

Produced

Size

Market

Rarity

2014

Japan

Rare +

750 ml

Notes

  • Japanese exclusive release

  • Available to purchase as a complete set with all 8 BLANTONS stoppers and a special stand/bottle display

  • Additional Picture​ - Commemorative Stand

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Alabama Bicentennial

93
Proof

Produced

Size

Market

Rarity

2019

Alabama

Rare +

750 ml

Notes

  • Commemorates Alabama's 200th anniversary

  • Released through ABC Stores in Alabama

  • 2 Barrels were selected for bottling with approximately 300 bottles produced in total

  • Barrels 385, 407 

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Frankfort, Kentucky Bicentennial

86
Proof

Produced

Size

Market

Rarity

1986

Kentucky

Unicorn

750 ml

Notes

  • The Frankfort 200th is the earliest special release bottle

  • Only time a non horse/jockey stopper has been used, instead has a stopper with the  Frankfort, KY courthouse

  • Doesn't say "Blanton's" anywhere on the bottle.  Reverse of bottle shows "Bottled by Bicentennial Distilling Company"

  • The Frankfort, KY museum has one on display

  • Additional Picture - Rear of Bottle​

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Tezuka
100th Anniversary

93
Proof

Produced

Size

Market

Rarity

2009

Japan

Unicorn

500 ml

Notes

  • Was not sold in retail

  • Given as a gift to employees of Tezuka Corporation for the company's 100th anniversary

  • One of 3 bottles known to have been released in 500ml size

  • Close up of insert and translation

  • Barrels 304, 306, and 307 confirmed

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"Pocket Watch" Edition

93
Proof

Produced

Size

Market

Rarity

1994

Japan

Rare +

750 ml

Notes

  • Has a holographic image w/digital clock on the hang-tag

  • Nicknamed "pocket watch" edition 

  • Bottle itself has no special markings, only the hang-tag is unique

  • Two versions were produced. One with a keychain, and one with a longer chain pictured here

  • Close up of hologram

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Memory of Yūjirō

93
Proof