Blanton's Standard Bottles

Current and former expressions that were bottled in larger quantities for distribution

Single Barrel

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

93

Domestic & International

1984-Present

50ml

375ml

700ml

750ml

  • Japan received single barrel starting in 1995

  • 700ml produced for select international markets

  • 375ml began as early as 1991.  Select US distribution and Japan.

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

  • Aged a minimum of 6 years

Additional Pictures:

50ml Bottle

375ml Bottle

700ml Bottle

Notes:

Straight From The Barrel (SFTB)

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

Barrel Proof Varies

International

2002-Present

700ml

750ml

  • 700ml bottle is less common 

Additional Pictures:

700ml Bottle

Notes:

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Silver

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

98

International

?-2009

700ml

750ml

  • Widely stated to have been discontinued in 2009 but some sources say 2011

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

Additional Pictures:

750ml Bottle

Notes:

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Gold

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

103

Domestic & International

1993-Present

700ml

750ml

  • Japan received Gold starting in 1993

  • Aged a minimum of 6 years

  • 750ml bottle is less common

  • Recently announced it will be available in limited quantities in the US Domestic market starting in 2020

Additional Pictures:

750ml Bottle

Notes:

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"Takara" Gold

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

103

Japan

?-Present

750ml

  • Exclusive to the Japanese market and aged around 2 years longer than standard Gold.

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

  • Red velvet bag

  • Shiny gold box

Notes:

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"Takara" Black

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

80

Japan

?-Present

50ml

750ml

  • Exclusive for the Japanese market and aged around 2 years longer than Special Reserve (Green)

  • 50ml bottle was Japan only and has been discontinued.  

  • Distinctive neck label with Japanese writing

Additional Pictures:

50ml Bottle

Notes:

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"Takara" Red

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

93

Japan

?-Present

50ml

750ml

  • Exclusive for the Japanese market.  Same 93 proof as original single barrel but aged an additional 2 years

  • Distinctive neck label with Japanese writing

  • Commonly sold in red box

  • Label is cream colored

  • It is unknown if the Japan 50ml bottle has the standard 6 year or Takara red 8 year juice.

 

Additional Pictures:

50ml Bottle

Notes:

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Special Reserve (Green)

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

80

International

?-Present

50ml

700ml

750ml

  • 50ml discontinued

  • 700ml is most common

  • 750ml confirmed to exist in Japan

Additional Pictures:

50ml Bottle

750ml Bottle

Notes:

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Special Reserve (Dark Red)

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

80

Korea

?-?

500ml

750ml

  • Discontinued

  • Possibly Korea only

  • Same as "Green" but with a dark red/brownish label

  • Buffalo Trace has one in their display case

Notes:

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Special Reserve (no color)

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

80

Korea

?-?

500ml

  • Discontinued

  • Possibly Korea only

  • 2006 bottle confirmed to exist

  • Rare 500ml size

Notes:

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80 Proof no "Special Reserve" on neck label

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Market

80

International

?

700ml

  • Discontinued

  • Unknown international markets

  • Appears to be a special reserve but did not receive the special reserve neck label.  Probably an early version of Special Reserve before they branded it and created the green label

Notes:

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