World Whiskies Awards 2013 Winners Announced – George T. Stagg Named World’s Best North American Whiskey – American Whiskey News

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (May 2013) The whiskeys from Buffalo Trace Distillery were honored at the World Whiskies Awards, sponsored by Whisky Magazine.  The event took place in London in March and featured more than 300 whiskies battling it out during three intensive blind tasting rounds, seeking the coveted title of “2013 World’s Best Whiskies.”

Buffalo Trace Distillery had three whiskeys winning top honors, most notably George T. Stagg, which won the top honor of “World’s Best North American Whiskey.”  In addition, Stagg was named “Best Bourbon American Whiskey” and “Best Bourbon American Whiskey 8 Years and Over.”

George T. Stagg was described by Whisky Magazine editor Rob Allanson as, “Big and bold, mouth coating with toffee and caramel notes. The oak is here too bringing spices and soft cream pastries…Nothing small about this, but it is all in balance.”

Buffalo Trace’s Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye was named “Best Rye American Whiskey No Age Statement” and Sazerac Straight Rye was named “Best Rye American Whiskey 7 Years and Under.”

For a complete list of winners, check out: http://www.whiskymag.com/awards/wwa/2013/

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich distilling tradition dates back to 1787 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 listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won seven distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named Whisky Magazine 2010 World Icons of Whisky “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year.” Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 200 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com

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