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Blanton's Standard Bottles

Current and former expressions bottled in larger quantities for wide distribution

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

Silver Edition
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Blanton's
Single Barrel

93
Proof

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

1984 - Present

Domestic &
International

Common

50 ml
375 ml

700 ml
750 ml

Notes

  • First Dump Date 8/30/1984

  • First released in the USA, Japan received single barrel starting in 1985

  • Neck labels said "Blanton" with no "s" prior to 1994

  • Gold wax used until 1994 before changing to dark brown

  • 375ml size began as early as 1991

  • 50ml mini bottle currently available in 6 states (AL, IA, KY, OR, PA, TX)

  • Aged a minimum of 6 years​

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Special Reserve

80
Proof

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

2000 - Present

International

Common

50 ml
700 ml
750 ml

Notes

  • 50ml bottle discontinued and exceptionally rare

  • 700ml is most common

  • 750ml is found in Canada and a few other select markets

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Straight From
the Barrel

Proof
Varies

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

2002 - Present

Domestic &
International

Common

700 ml
750 ml

Notes

  • ​750 ml USA limited release began in Fall 2020 and includes a unique leather bag

  • Barrel proof varies from low 120's to mid 130's on average

  • Highest proof bottle confirmed by Buffalo Trace at 141.9 proof

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Silver Edition

98
Proof

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

1999 - 2009

International

Uncommon

700 ml
750 ml

Notes

  • 700ml most common.  750ml confirmed in Japan.

  • Sold primarily in duty-free shops. Wide distribution in Spain confirmed.

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Gold Edition

103
Proof

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

1992 - Present

Domestic &
International

Common

700 ml
750 ml

Notes

  • Japan was the first market to receive Gold in 1992

  • 750 ml USA annual limited release began summer 2020

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Takara Gold

103
Proof

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

1992 - Present

Japan

Common

750 ml

Notes

  • Exclusive to the Japanese market

  • Aged around 2 years longer than standard Gold

  • Dark red wax is the quick way to distinguish this from standard Gold

  • Includes a shiny gold box and red velvet bag

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Takara Black

80
Proof

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

1994 - Present

Japan

Common

50 ml
700 ml

Notes

  • Exclusive for the Japanese market

  • Aged around 2 years longer than Special Reserve (Green)

  • 50ml bottle was Japan only and has been discontinued

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Takara Red

93
Proof

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

1990 - Present

Japan

Common

50 ml
750 ml

Notes

  • Exclusive for the Japanese market

  • 50 ml mini bottle first released in the early 1990s

  • Aged around 2 years longer than standard Single Barrel

  • Early bottles from late 1990 through mid-1991 are difficult to distinguish from Original Single Barrel Blanton's. In mid-1991 the distinctive neck label with Japanese writing saying "whiskey" was added.

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Special Reserve
(Red Label)

80
Proof

Produced

Sizes

Market

Rarity

Mid 2000s

South Korea

Exceptionally
Rare

500 ml
750 ml

Notes

  • Discontinued

  • South Korean only export that came in 2 sizes, 500ml and 750ml

  • 500ml size is one of only 3 known for that size.  The others are the South Korean Special reserve (cream label) shown below and Tezuka 100th 

  • Buffalo Trace has a 750ml on display in the Blanton's Bottling Hall and a 500ml bottle in their archives (donated by Warehouse H)

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Special Reserve
(Standard Label)

80
Proof