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.
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.