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    Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    Out of curiousity, has anyone collected all 8 of the Blanton Horse topped corks? I was thinking of slowly doing this and building a Kentucky Derby single lane horse track showing them off. Pics?

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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    Quote Originally Posted by Phischy View Post
    Out of curiousity, has anyone collected all 8 of the Blanton Horse topped corks? I was thinking of slowly doing this and building a Kentucky Derby single lane horse track showing them off. Pics?
    Oh snap, there are different ones? That's information I'd have been better off not knowing. Now I have an urge to get all 8. Thanks a lot.


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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    Just visit the Buffalo Trace Distillery and pick them up in the gift shop.
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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    I didn't see them for sale in the gift shop....either way, i think hunting for them is more fun...and more enjoyable!

    next to the Horse's rear hoof is a little circle w/ a letter in it, the letters spell out BLANTONS. There are 2 different 'N's one has 2 dots next to it. The tour guide told us that they represent the Kentucky Derby, from leaving the gate to crossing the finish line. Anyway, that's how you tell them apart.

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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    I spent time and too many dollars looking to complete my set. I did so and soon after that received the holder from the gift shop at BT for Christmas last year. Along with it you get a complete set of the corks.

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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    I have all 8 and BT was gracious enough to mount them on a barrel stave in order of a horse race.
    In an unfortunate accident, the "s" horse threw its jockey and broke off its hand, which was raised in victory.
    I am now looking for a new S. (That sounds a little odd)
    It appears that they are the rarest cork.
    Collect away.
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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    I was in their gift shop today and they do have a basket full of the stoppers for sale, but you would have to search through to see if they are all in there.
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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    Quote Originally Posted by pepcycle View Post
    I have all 8 and BT was gracious enough to mount them on a barrel stave in order of a horse race.
    In an unfortunate accident, the "s" horse threw its jockey and broke off its hand, which was raised in victory.
    I am now looking for a new S. (That sounds a little odd)
    It appears that they are the rarest cork.
    Collect away.
    Ed
    I have 3 spare "S" 's if you need one..
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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    here's the link to buy the stoppers with the display online
    http://www.blantonsbourbon.com/CMS/i...pper&Itemid=38
    994 available for immediate delivery

    $75

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    Re: Collecting Blanton's Horse Corks

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    here's the link to buy the stoppers with the display online
    http://www.blantonsbourbon.com/CMS/i...pper&Itemid=38
    994 available for immediate delivery

    $75

    Scott
    Not bad considering it would cost me $320 plus tax to get them individually; plus you get a groovy display.

 

 

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