Blanton's Standard Bottles

Current and former expressions bottled in larger quantities for wide distribution

 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!​ 

Single Barrel

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

375ml

700ml

750ml

1984-Present

Market

Domestic & International

Rarity

Common

Notes:

  • First Dump Date 8/30/1984

  • Japan received single barrel starting in 1995

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

  • Gold wax used until 1994 before changing to dark brown

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

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

  • Aged a minimum of 6 years

Additional Pictures:

50ml Bottle "Mini"

375ml Bottle

700ml Bottle

Straight From The Barrel (SFTB)

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

Barrel Proof Varies

700ml

750ml

2002-Present

Market

Domestic & International

Rarity

Common

Notes:

  • 700ml bottle is less common 

  • USA limited release began Fall 2020

Additional Pictures:

700ml Bottle

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Silver

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

98

700ml

750ml

?-2009

Market

International

Rarity

Rare

Notes:

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

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

Additional Pictures:

750ml Bottle

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Gold

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

103

700ml

750ml

1993-Present

Market

Domestic & International

Rarity

Common

Notes:

  • Japan received Gold starting in 1993

  • Aged a minimum of 6 years

  • 750ml bottle is less common

  • USA limited release began Summer 2020

Additional Pictures:

750ml Bottle

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"Takara" Gold

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

103

750ml

?-Present

Market

Japan

Rarity

Uncommon

Notes:

  • 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

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"Takara" Black

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

50ml

750ml

1994-Present

Market

Japan

Rarity

Uncommon

Notes:

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

  • 50ml bottle was Japan only and has been discontinued.  2 varieties of this bottle exist.

  • Distinctive neck label with Japanese writing

Additional Pictures:

50ml Bottle "mini"

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"Takara" Red

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

93

50ml

750ml

1991-Present

Market

Japan

Rarity

Uncommon

Notes:

  • 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 "mini"

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Special Reserve

(Green Label)

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

50ml

700ml

750ml

?-Present

Market

International

Rarity

Uncommon

Notes:

  • 50ml discontinued

  • 700ml is most common

  • 750ml confirmed to exist in Japan

Additional Pictures:

50ml Bottle "mini"

750ml Bottle

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Special Reserve

(Red Label)

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

500ml

750ml

?-?

Market

Korea

Rarity

Rare+

Notes:

  • Discontinued

  • Possibly Korea only

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

  • Buffalo Trace has one in their display case

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Special Reserve

(Standard Label)

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

50ml

500ml

?-?

Market

Korea

Rarity

Rare+

Notes:

  • Discontinued

  • Possibly Korea only

  • Rare 500ml size

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80 Proof

No "Special Reserve" on neck label

Proof

Size(s)

Produced

80

700ml

?

Market

International

Rarity

Rare+

Notes:

  • Discontinued

  • Unknown international markets, likely Europe

  • 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

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