BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY WHISKEYS WIN SIX GOLD MEDALS AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – American Whiskey News

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY WHISKEYS WIN SIX GOLD MEDALS AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 

18 Total Spirits Produced at the Distillery Receive Medals 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (July 15, 2021) Eighteen spirits produced at Buffalo Trace Distillery were awarded medals at the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Out of those spirits two whiskeys were awarded Gold Outstanding medals, meaning each whiskey was recognized as an outstanding spirit with a naturally exceptional balance, complexity and power, and an example that immediately sets itself apart from others in the category. Two whiskeys received Gold medal ratings indicating an excellent spirit with an exceptional balance and rare and complex flavors. A Gold medal spirit is an example that stood out against its peers. Each entry was subject to rounds of blind tastings and individual evaluation on taste by a mixed judging panel of world-renowned experts from a diverse range of sectors drawn from over 30 countries.

“We are honored to be recognized out of such a robust lineup of spirits,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “These awards would not be possible without the hard work of our dedicated team at the Distillery.”

Gold Outstanding Medals went to:

  • William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon Whiskey 

Gold Medals went to:

  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon 

Silver Medals went to:

  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bronze Medals went to:

  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller Antique 107 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream Liqueur

For more information on the International Wine and Spirits Competition, visit iwsc.net.

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 1775 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 for 2018 and its William Larue Weller and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac were named 2nd and 3rd finest whiskeys in the world for 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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