BARTON 1792 DISTILLERY WHISKIES EARN HIGH PRAISE IN ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE – Sunday American Whiskey News

BARTON 1792 DISTILLERY WHISKIES EARN HIGH PRAISE IN ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE

BARDSTOWN, kENTUCKY (April, 2012) –The winners from the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge have been announced, and both 1792 Ridgemont Reserve and Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbons from the Barton 1792 Distillery received high honors.

1792 Bourbon was named a Finalist for the Chairman’s Trophy for Bourbon. It was awarded a rating of 95 points and given an “Extraordinary; Ultimate Recommendation.” The judges’ tasting notes for this small batch bourbon noted, “It finishes crisp and full.”

Kentucky Tavern Bourbon, a newcomer to the Ultimate Spirits Competition, garnered a rating of 92 points and an “Excellent/Strong Recommendation.” Judges noted this bourbon had, “lots of pleasing fruit aromas – banana, apple, cherry – and a moderate vanilla sweetness.”

2012 was the third year for the Ultimate Spirits Competition and 36 different bourbon brands were entered in the prestigious competition, founded by noted spirits writer Paul Pacult. The Competition was held last month in New York City. Full results of the USC can be found at http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/the-results/2012-spirits-results/

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, a family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the only fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This small batch Bourbon whiskey is the recent winner of a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. To learn more about the Distillery visit www.1792bourbon.com

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