Bottle of Blanton's single-barrel with stoppers
What To Know About Blanton's Bourbon From The John Wick Movies
A spirit sometimes stands out in a film series based on the brand and how it's consumed. That is the case with the "John Wick" movie franchise and Blanton's bourbon from Kentucky.
John Wick's drink of choice, Blanton posthumously bears the name of Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton, an early Buffalo Trace pioneer. It was created by his protégé, Elmer T. Lee.
Master Distiller Lee recalled Colonel Blanton's private bourbons made in hand-chosen "honey barrels" and resurrected the tradition, creating the single-barrel bourbon.
The bourbon royalty ties and its original single-barrel distinction make Blanton's a high-end delight. It's generally described as a smooth, balanced blend of spicy, sweet flavors.
Notes of vanilla, caramel, honey, and corn blend well with earthy nuances of cinnamon and nutmeg, tinged by characteristic bourbon smokiness.
The bottles are collectible, particularly defined by eight different metal stoppers featuring a horse and jockey, each bearing a letter that collectively spells the name Blanton's.