SEVEN WHISKIES AWARDED DOUBLE GOLD AT 2019 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION – American Whiskey News

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SEVEN WHISKIES AWARDED DOUBLE GOLD AT 2019 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

Judges award Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits with 23 total medals 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (May 9, 2019) Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits took home 23 medals at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Awards ranged from Bronze to Double Gold among the near 3,000 competing spirits, with Buffalo Trace receiving Double Gold for 7 of its whiskies.

The celebrated Double Gold medal is only given to the few entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all the members of the judging panel. This year, 44 of the industry’s finest spirits experts reviewed each entry in a blind taste test to award top selected spirits. All Silver, Gold, Double Gold and Premium awarded whiskies will be featured in the August 2019 issue of The Tasting Panel Magazine.

Double Gold

  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller Antique 107 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Gold

  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller “Craft Your Perfect Bourbon” Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Silver

  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Benchmark Old No. 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur

“We are thrilled to be recognized among many outstanding competitors,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley, said. “This is a great honor for us, and we could not be more thankful to receive each of these great awards.”

Complete results for the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/browse. 

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 21 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018.”  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 500 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com

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