First it was Eagle Rare, then E.H. Taylor, then it was Weller. Now, KSBar has Blanton’s in the spotlight for Bourbon Night with five dollar pours until supplies run out.
I’ve seen it all.
Charging five American dollars for Blanton’s is one of the dumbest things we could possibly do as bar owners, but here we are. It’s 2020. Who cares? Sound the $5 Blanton’s alarm. Let’s party.
So beginning at 4 p.m. later today, if you’re in the Lexington area and like drinking good bourbon (or robbing small businesses of their good bourbon), feel free to join us at KSBar and Grille for our fourth edition of Bourbon Night. Blanton’s is one of the most popular bourbons out there, it can be hard to find, and we’ll pour you some for cheaper than a Big Mac.
Some fun facts about Blanton’s you can use to impress your friends:
— Albert Bacon Blanton, for whom the delicious juice was named, began working in the distillery when he was 16.
— Blanton’s was the first single barrel bourbon to be sold commercially.
— It’s a “high-rye” bourbon, meaning it’s a little spicier and drier, but also delicious.
— People collect the horse stoppers found on the top of every bottle, each having their own letter from the word ‘Blanton’s.’ The goal is to have all eight letters (the two Ns are different).
— It’s usually a lot more than $5 in restaurants.