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    Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    Can someone verify if blanton's was indeed the FIRST single barrel bourbon? Thank you.

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    I saw this question at the end of your other thread and am surprized no one with more authority than me hasn't answered it. To the best of my knowledge and several books I have say the same thing, yes Blanton's was the first single barrel bourbon. If I remember correctly 1983 was the first year.

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    That's my memory as well, but the marketing departments keep rewriting history so who knows!



    How many Bourbons out there now are the only one that is uncut and unfiltered?? 3? 5?

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    Yeah, that is so true about being uncut and unfiltered. Hmm, makes you wonder!

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    Or how do you define Barrel Proof?

    Is it the proof it comes out of the barrel or the proof it goes in?

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    Good point. Could mean anything Maybe it's the proof of the barrel??

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    That's my memory as well, but the marketing departments keep rewriting history so who knows!

    Given time, Makers Mark SB will probably have been the first. Just ask em....

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    Given time, Makers Mark SB will probably have been the first.
    Before he died and after he stopped being the VP at Maker's, Sam Cecil told me that he and Bill Sr had indeed done a Single Barrel, and it would have predated Blantons by a lot, decades probably. After so much extra aged pre-prohibition bourbons, I would not be at all surprized if there wasn't one made at some point then. So if the marketing department at Maker's burns a little midnight oil and cranks the story out, without the benefit of a bottle as physical proof, based on my conversation with Sam, I would clearly be in their camp.

    When Soloman wrote there's no new thing under the sun, amoung others he had the distillers in mind for certain.

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    Wouldn't the ultimate single barrel be back when they actually shipped the barrels to the taverns and they tapped them and would pour right out of the barrel or customers would bring in their own container and take it home?

    That would predate any other.

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    Re: Confirmation needed about Blanton\'s

    That would predate any other.
    Indeed, there it is! An even more exclusive single barrel would be the rigs that could only produce a single barrel a day!

 

 

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