COLONEL E.H. TAYLOR, JR. STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY RECEIVES FIRST PLACE BEST OF SHOW AT NORTH AMERICAN BOURBON & WHISKEY COMPETITION – American Whiskey News

COLONEL E.H. TAYLOR, JR. STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY RECEIVES FIRST PLACE BEST OF SHOW AT NORTH AMERICAN BOURBON & WHISKEY COMPETITION

20 Whiskies from Buffalo Trace Distillery Honored

FRANKFORT, KY (Sept. 9, 2020) – Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr Straight Rye Whiskey received the highest honor at the 2021 North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition (NABWC), named the Best of Show First Place recipient. Nineteen other Buffalo Trace Distillery whiskies were awarded medals, including 12 Gold medals, four Silver medals and three Bronze medals.

Gold medals went to

  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W. L. Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W. L. Weller 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W. L. Weller C.Y.P.B. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W. L. Weller Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W. L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Benchmark Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Benchmark Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Benchmark Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Benchmark Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Silver medals went to

  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bronze medals went to

  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (131.1 Proof)
  • Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Benchmark Top Floor Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

The NABWC, which was founded in 2014, promotes excellence in bourbon, whiskey, and moonshine through a double-blind competition and is based on a 100-point scale. The spirits are judged by styles and price categories.

For more information about the 2021 NABWC, visit http://whiskeycomp.com/. For more information about Buffalo Trace brands, visit https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/

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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