BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY WINS TOPS AWARDS IN FOUR DIFFERENT TASTING COMPETITIONS

 

Spring has sprung, and with it have come the results of four recent whiskey competitions in which Buffalo Trace Distillery fared splendidly. The Distillery claimed two Chairman’s Trophies at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and won three double gold medals in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition along with several gold and silver medals. Buffalo Trace also received top awards at the North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition and the Denver International Spirits Competition.
“We are thrilled and flattered to be consistently ranked so highly among such a broad range of prestigious competitions,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley, said. “We take pride in these whiskeys and are honored by each of these awards.”
2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Judges awarded Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye each the highest honor of “Chairman’s Trophy” at the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Selected as Chairman’s Trophy finalists in their respective categories were Blanton’s, Stagg Jr, Weller 12 Year Old, E.H. Taylor Single Barrel, Sazerac Rye and E.H. Taylor Straight Rye.
            Those awarded as “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation” include:

·         Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old 
·         Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye
·         Blanton’s Single Barrel
·         Stagg Jr. 
·         Weller 12 Year Old 
·         E. H. Taylor Single Barrel 
Those awarded the distinction of “Excellent, Highly Recommended” were:
·         Sazerac Rye
·         Buffalo Trace 
·         E. H. Taylor Barrel Proof 
·         E.H. Taylor Straight Rye 
Awarded the distinction of “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” were:
·         E.H. Taylor Small Batch
·         Benchmark 
Weller 12 Year Old, Sazerac Rye, Buffalo Trace and Benchmark were deemed to be “Great Values.” Receiving a designation as “Tried & True” were Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old, Thomas H. Handy, Blanton’s, Weller 12 year Old, Sazerac Rye, Buffalo Trace and Benchmark.
This competition, in its sixth year, is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges including award-winning authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners, who rate each spirit on a 100-point scale.
Complete results for the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge can be found at www.ultimate-beverage.com/usc2015results.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
More than 1,580 entries were submitted for a blind tasting at the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, where 41 of the industry’s finest spirits experts reviewed each entry, ultimately awarding Buffalo Trace Distillery three double gold medals, six gold medals, and one silver medal.
Double Gold
·         Sazerac Rye 
·         Thomas Handy 
·         Stagg Jr. 
Gold
·         Buffalo Trace 
·         Eagle Rare 
·         Weller 12 Year Old
·         William Larue Weller 
·         E.H. Taylor Small Batch 
·         Benchmark 
Complete results for the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/browse.
North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded double gold and designated “Best of Class Bourbon” at the 2015 North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition. Additionally, E.H. Taylor Small Batch and Stagg Jr. were awarded gold, and EH. Taylor Single Barrel and Sazerac Rye were awarded silver.
The results of North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition are decided by a panel of spirits professionals using a 100-point scale. Complete results for the 2015 North American Bourbon & Whisky Competition can be found at http://www.whiskeycomp.com/results.html.
Denver International Spirits Competition
Buffalo Trace, Stagg Jr., E.H. Taylor Small Batch and E.H. Taylor Single Barrel were each awarded silver medals at the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition. This competition, in its fourth year, is also based on a 100-point scale and is judged by a panel of 15 respected spirits authorities. Complete results for the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition can be found athttp://www.denverspiritscomp.com/results.html.
About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery's rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 17 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named “Brand Innovator of the Year” by Whisky Magazine at its Icons of Whisky America Awards 2015.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 300 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.  To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracemediakit.com


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