Barton 1792 Distillery’s namesake brand, 1792 Small Batch, was awarded a gold medal at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition for its exceptional taste profile.
The Distillery’s 1792 Small Batch bourbon was ranked among 365 spirits that were submitted from a total of 34 countries, and was ultimately awarded for demonstrating superior quality and taste.
“We feel honored to receive this gold for our 1792 Small Batch at the LAIWS,” Ken Pierce, director of distillation and quality assurance, said. “To have placed so well among all the excellent spirits entered is truly humbling.”
The Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition was formed in 2007, with an esteemed panel of judges using a blind-tasting method to award medals to the best distilled spirits from around the world.  The award-winning entries will be displayed during the Los Angeles County Fair, Sept. 4 – 27, in “The Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace.”  
Complete results of the 2012 LAIWSC are available at

About Barton 1792 Distillery
Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands of Kentucky, with facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Bourbon whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This small batch Bourbon whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent Best of Category winner at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. To learn more about the distillery visit

Posted on 2015-08-06 by Kristie Wooldridge