Blanton's Special Bottles

Rare low production and commemorative bottlings

 About Bottle Sizes

Size matters.  Blanton's has been bottled in several sizes ranging from 50ml to 750ml.  For an in-depth explanation of why some sizes exist, please visit this link.  Also note some international market bottles are labeled "70cl" which is equivalent to 700ml.

Rarity Index

Check out this page for an in-depth explanation of the Rarity Index referenced below.  Ratings are subject to change over time and open for debate!​ 

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93
Proof

Sterling Silver

Size(s)


750 ml

Produced

1991

Market

Japan, Not For Retail Sale

Rarity

Unicorn

Notes

  • Never for sale in retail.  Given as a gift to Japanese retailers as a thank you. 100 produced, all were individually numbered.

  • 12 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, Close up of all items in box

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93
Proof

30th Anniversary

Size(s)


750 ml

Produced

2014

Market

Japan

Rarity

Rare +

Notes

  • Japanese exclusive

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

  • Barrels 88, 86 confirmed

  • Additional Picture​

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93
Proof

Alabama Bicentennial

Size(s)


750 ml

Produced

2019

Market

Alabama

Rarity

Rare +

Notes

  • Celebrating Alabama's 200th anniversary

  • Released through ABC Stores in Alabama

  • 2 Barrels were selected for bottling with approximately 300 bottles produced (confirmed)

  • Barrels 385, 407 (confirmed)

  • Label on bottle isn't unique but with a commemorative sticker like most store picks.

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86
Proof

Frankfort, KY Bicentennial

Size(s)


750 ml

Produced

1986

Market

Kentucky

Rarity

Unicorn

Notes

  • The earliest special release bottles known

  • Only time a non horse/jockey stopper has been used, instead has a stopper with a building (Frankfort, KY)

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

  • One is located in the Frankfort, KY museum

  • Additional Picture

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93
Proof

Tezuka 100th Anniversary

Size(s)


500ml

Produced

2009

Market

Japan, Not For Retail Sale

Rarity

Unicorn

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

  • Close up of insert and translation

  • Barrels 304, 306, and 307 confirmed

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93
Proof

"Pocket Watch" Edition

Size(s)


750 ml

Produced

1994

Market

Japan

Rarity

Rare +

Notes

  • Has a holographic image on the hang-tag

  • Nicknamed "pocket watch" 

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

  • Two versions were produced.  1 with a keychain style hologram, and one with a longer chain pictured here

  • Close up of hologram

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93
Proof

Memory of Yujiro

Size(s)


750 ml

Produced

1991

Market

Japan

Rarity

Rare +

Notes

  • Special release in memory of Yujiro, who was considered the Japanese "Elvis"

  • Unique hang tag, box and neck label

  • Barrels 75, 89 and 189 (confirmed)

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Proof
Varies

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