Mini Bottles

Blanton's "minis" have been produced with many slight variations over the years

About Mini's

Generally there are considered to be 5 types of Mini's.  93 Proof USA bottle, 93 Proof Japanese, 80 Proof Black Japanese, 80 Proof Green International, and 80 Proof Korean (lesser known).  Within many of these there are slightly different variations, primarily with the jockey position and casting quality.

 

The list below is a work in progress.  Likely exact dates of production for many of these will likely never be known.  It is also likely that similar to the larger bottle stoppers, several "types" were used simultaneously. Rarity by "type" is also difficult to determine.  in general the Green Mini is considered exceptionally difficult to find while Black is also quite rare.

 

Special thanks to just-mini-bourbons.com for many photos.   

Mini Type 1.webp

Mini - Type 1

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-?

Market

Domestic & International

Notes:

  • Curved tail pointing out

  • Blanton's spelled without the "s"

  • No neck label

  • Cruder casting as shown under the horse

Mini Type 2.webp

Mini - Type 2

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-?

Market

Domestic & International

Notes:

  • Curved tail pointing slightly down

  • Blanton's spelled without the "s"

  • No neck label

  • Cruder casting as shown under the horse

Mini Type 4.webp

Mini - Type 3

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-?

Market

Domestic & International

Notes:

  • Curved tail pointing down more than Type 2

  • Blanton's spelled without the "s"

  • No neck label

  • Cruder casting as shown under the horse

Mini Type 5.webp

Mini - Type 4

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-?

Market

Domestic & International

Notes:

  • Curved tail pointing out

  • Highly similar to type 1 however jockey appears more "hunched" as seen where his head is close to the horse

  • Blanton's spelled without the "s"

  • No neck label

  • Crude casting as shown under the horse

Mini Type 3.webp

Mini - Type 5

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-?

Market

Domestic & International

Notes:

  • Curved tail pointing out similar

  • Highly similar to Type 1 however jockey's head appears connected to the front of the horse and there is a neck label

  • Blanton's spelled without the "s"

  • Crude casting as shown under the horse

Mini Type 8.webp

Mini - Type 6

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-present

Market

Domestic & International

Notes:

  • Straight Tail pointed out

  • Neck Label

  • More refined casting

  • Modern "Blanton's" spelling

Mini Type 13.webp

Takara Black - Type 1

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

50ml

1994-?

Market

Japan

Notes:

  • Curved tail pointing out

  • Crude casting under the horse

Mini Type 14.webp

Takara Black - Type 2

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

50ml

1994-?

Market

Japan

Notes:

  • Curved tail pointing down

  • Crude casting under the horse

Mini Type 12.webp

Takara Black - Type 3

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

50ml

?-?

Market

Japan

Notes:

  • Straight tail pointing out 

  • Casting more refined over Type 1 and Type 2

Mini Type 6.webp

Japanese Mini - Type 1

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-?

Market

Japan

Notes:

  • Slightly curved tail pointing out

  • Blanton's spelled without the "s"

  • Crude casting

Mini Type 10.webp

Japanese Mini - Type 2

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-?

Market

Japan

Notes:

  • Curved tail pointing down

  • Modern Blanton's spelling

  • Crude casting

Additional Picture - Gift Box

Mini Type 11.webp

Japanese Mini - Type 3

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?-Present

Market

Japan

Notes:

  • Straight tail pointing out

  • Modern Blanton's spelling

  • Refined casting

Mini Type 15.webp

Green

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

50ml

?-?

Market

International

Notes:

  • More rare than Black minis

80 proof mini front.jpg

Korean

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

50ml

?-?

Market

Korea

Notes:

  • 80 proof similar to Green but for Korean Market

  • Sold as part of a gift set along side 80 proof 500ml Korean

  • Possibly sold individually

  • Confirmed 80 proof on label

Additional Picture - 80 proof on label

Additional Picture - Box Set

Mini Type 16.webp

Connoisseur Sauce

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

N/A

50ml

375ml

2009-2010

Market

Domestic

Notes:

  • Sauce with Blanton's in the ingredients

  • Several online references to this sauce from 2009 and 2010

  • 375ml size also sold

Additional Picture - Rear of Bottle

Mini Type 17.webp

Unique Neck Label

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

?

Market

Italy

Notes:

  • Unique neck label, likely added by distributor

  • Italian writing "Distributed by Donato & .."