Category Archives: Corks

Blanton’s Bourbon

 

Object   : Cork
Country : U.S.A.
Culture  : North American
Date      : c.1990
B.L.A.S.T. Museum Cork Collection

 

 

First marketed in 1984, Blanton’s, named for Colonel Albert B. Blanton, who worked for Buffalo Trace Distillery for more than 55 years and deserves a lot  of credit for its success. Blanton is legendary for having the influence to get a special government permit that allowed him to continue making whiskey during Prohibition, Buffalo Trace was the only distillery in Kentucky that  did not go dry.

Blanton’s is a brand of bourbon whiskey produced and marketed by the Sazerac Company. It is distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky at Buffalo Trace Distillery.

There are eight different stopper designs, each with a different letter of the alphabet molded into it and topped with a figurine of a racehorse and jockey. When placed in order, spelling B L A N T O N’ S, the horse and jockey’s poses display eight different scenes of a horse race, from standing at the gate, to crossing the finish line with a win.