Eagle Rare Bourbon Earns Four First Place Medals at International Whisky Competition 2020 – American Whiskey News

Eagle Rare Bourbon Earns Four First Place Medals

at International Whisky Competition 2020

Eight Buffalo Trace Distillery Whiskies Honored 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (July 14, 2020) Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey swept the bourbon categories at the 2020 International Whisky Competition, claiming four first place medals. With 93 points, Eagle Rare was named Best American Whiskey, Best Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Best Bourbon Whiskey and Best Kentucky Whiskey.

In the Best Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey category, Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel took second place with 89.7 points and Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel received third place with 89.5 points.

With 89.9 points, Weller Full Proof was named the third place recipient for Best Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey.

Four other bourbons from Buffalo Trace Distillery also performed well:

  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch – 91.6 Points
  • Weller 12 Year Old – 91.1 Points
  • Weller Antique – 91 Points
  • Weller C.Y.P.B. – 90.5 Points

The International Whisky Competition launched in 2010 with a vision of creating a true competition, offering just three medals per category, like the Olympics. The IWC brings the best whiskies from around the world to be tasted and rated by a professional tasting panel. Complete results for the 2020 International Whisky Competition can be found at https://www.whiskycompetition.com/2020-results.

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 35 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” and its William Larue Weller and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac were named 2nd and 3rd finest whiskeys in the world, respectively, in the “Jim Murray Whiskey Bible 2020.”  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com

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