• Anthony Riccardi

Giddy-Up!

Ever since I started sipping whiskey, I've always been drawn to beautiful bottle designs. Marketing plays a huge role in sales for so many companies and I will admit, I was completely drawn in to the gorgeous design of Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon. From the round design to the horse stopper resting on top of the cork, these bottles just scream elegance. The juice inside is delicious as well. As I started collecting and drinking Blanton's more and more, I began researching all the different expressions they had to offer. Most were only found in Europe, Japan and Duty Free shops around the world. Slowly, I began to locate bottles. The first bunch came via an auction based in the UK. I think I won around 13 bottles. These ranged from Gold, Green and of course the regular Single Barrel. This wasn't very cost effective as the shipping and the auction fees almost totaled the retail price of each bottle. I later found another online site that had much better prices and best of all, I didn't have to bid against anyone. Shipping was a breeze, so I continued to use this service. Fast forward to current, and approximately 45 bottles later, I'm now sipping on one of my favorites, the Straight From The Barrel. The addition of many of these bottles made it easy for me to trade for other bottles to help build the rest of my collection, so clearly I'm not the only one who feels this way about the horsey.


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