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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.

Southern Comfort

Object      : Double Shot Glass
Culture     : North American
Country    : U.S.A.
Date         : c.1900
Material    : Glass
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Drinking Vessels


Southern Comfort is an American liqueur made from neutral spirits, fruit, spice and whiskey flavourings. The brand was originally created by bartender Martin Wilkes Heron at McCauley’s Tavern in the French of New Orleans in 1874. The original form of the drink was called “Cuffs and Buttons”, and upon popularity became known as the Grand Old Drink of the South.

Southern Comfort is used in the creation of a number of cocktails.

One of the first Southern Comfort-based cocktails marketed, the Scarlett O’Hara, was concocted in tribute of releasing the film adaptation of Gone with the Wind in 1939.

Southern Comfort
Cranberry juice
Garnish with Fresh Lime