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Roe & Co distillery to open its doors to visitors – Irish Whiskey News

Roe & Co distillery to open its doors to visitors

Visitors will be experience one of the most immersive experiences in whiskey distilling, in the heart of Dublin’s whiskey district

Inspired by one of the biggest names in Irish Whiskey in the 19th century, George Roe, the iconic Guinness Power Station has been regenerated into a new visitor experience and urban distillery. The distillery will distil 14,000 litres of whiskey in every run, with an annual maximum capacity of approximately 500,000 litres of alcohol.

From Friday 21st June, visitors will be welcomed inside the Roe & Co distillery, to see first-hand the operational malt whiskey distilling, hear the hum of production, and witness the copper pot stills from an impressive elevated glass walkway.

During the tour visitors will learn about the history of George Roe, explore the unique process that makes Roe & Co a whiskey like no other and explore the five pillars of flavour in a workshop to uncover their ideal taste profile when it comes to whiskey cocktails. The experience concludes with one of Roe & Co’s World Class cocktails in the showstopping Power House Bar.

The launch of the premium Roe & Co Irish whiskey, distillery and experience has been led by a talented female team in Diageo comprising distillers, blenders, marketeers, bartenders and commercial specialists.

“Our master blender, Caroline Martin began the journey of reimagining Irish whiskey, but we didn’t stop the reinvention there. We are launching a state-of-the-art distillery and experience like no other, led by our extremely talented distiller, Lora Hemy. This boutique experience, which will have a maximum of 16 guests per tour, will ensure visitors can get up close and personal with our remarkable distillery and whiskey, focusing on the five pillars of flavour”

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Global Brand Director for Roe & Co

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Katie Renshaw Named 2019 U.S. Bartender of the Year During USBG World Class Sponsored by Diageo – Whisky News

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Katie Renshaw Named 2019 U.S. Bartender of the Year During USBG World Class Sponsored by Diageo

Renshaw Mastered Sensory-Rich, High-Tech Cocktail Challenges Against the Backdrop of Bulleit Distilling Co.’s New Visitor Experience to Earn Trip to Global Finals in Scotland

SHELBYVILLE, Ky.June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Now in its eighth year, the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) World Class Sponsored by Diageo announced Katie Renshaw as the 2019 U.S. Bartender of the Year following a two-day, five-challenge competition that culminated at the brand new, immersive, soon-to-open Bulleit Distilling Co. Visitor Experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Based in Chicago, IL Renshaw’s flawless attention to detail and outside-the-box thinking immediately caught the eye of the judges’ table leading her to win the Bulleit Final Frontier Challenge as well as the national title. In addition to winning the title of 2019 U.S. bartender of the year, Renshaw will collaborate with the Bulleit Distilling Co. bar manager to create signature cocktails that provide visitors a premium and innovative experience at the new Bulleit Distilling Co. cocktail bar.

The competition brought together 15 of the nation’s top bartenders who are pushing craft mixology’s boundaries through innovative cocktails perfect for food pairings, flavor profile assessments and more with the ultimate goal of representing the U.S. at the global competition in Glasgow, Scotland this September. This year’s USBG World Class Sponsored by Diageo U.S. applicant pool saw thousands of talented individuals from around the country compete in regional challenges that tested creativity and spirits knowledge, as well as speed, precision and presentation. In total, only 15 bartenders advanced to nationals that were hosted in Lexington, KY and culminated with Finals at Bulleit Distilling Co.’s Visitor Experience in Shelbyville, KY, just forty-five minutes from Louisvilleand Lexington.

“Winning United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) World Class Sponsored by Diageo has been one of my biggest dreams since I started bartending, especially with getting a pass-off from Lauren Newman who I competed with last year, and who really inspired me to be myself in this competition,” said Katie Renshaw.

Between June 9th and June 10th, competitors showcased their abilities to seamlessly merge art and science, and taste and technology, to create cocktails featuring a selection of Diageo Reserve brands including Bulleit® Bourbon, CIROC® Vodka, Johnnie Walker® Blended Scotch Whisky, Ketel One® Vodka, Tanqueray No. TEN® Gin, Tequila Don Julio®, TALISKER® Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Zacapa® Rum. This final round of competition was judged by a mix of six award-winning cocktail bar owners, and nationally and globally recognized beverage industry influencers, including 2018 US winner Laura Newman, 2018 Global winner Orlando Marzo and acclaimed bartenders and educators such as Julie Reiner, Anu Elford, Jackson Cannon and Charles Joly.

The USBG World Class Sponsored by Diageo mission is to unite the hospitality industry to advance professional bartending and elevate the craft. This is the eighth year for the U.S., and the 11th year globally. While the competition takes place in the spring and summer, education and events occur year-round. Day one in Lexington drew upon Kentucky’s heritage, asking first for a complementary or contrasting cocktail to pair with a classic Southern dessert staple, followed by a second challenge to create a best-selling signature drink that fit within a fictitious restaurant’s theme and dinner menu. Day two’s challenges at Bulleit Distilling Co.’s Visitor Experience were inspired by the whiskey brand’s frontier spirit and commitment to technology + culture. Each cocktail used a cutting-edge technique or unexpected technology that took skill, imagination and outside the box collaboration. Two speed rounds completed the competition featuring a challenge to mix, pour and garnish six classic cocktails and two wild card drinks highlighting a DIAGEO Reserve Brand that was assigned at random, all the while engaging with the judges in 10 minutes or less.

“Each year I think I’ve seen it all with the awesome level of skill and passion this competition inspires,” said Aaron Gregory Smith, Executive Director of the USBG. “But every year I am blown away. The talent pool is deep, but the best part is the continued opportunity for growth and success that exists within our tight-knit bartending community.”

Taylor Blades, Director of On Premise for Diageo North America adds, “The creativity and commitment to the craft we saw from this year’s competitors is outstanding. Being able to partner with USBG on such an empowering program and hosting it at Bulleit Distilling Co.’s incredible new Visitor Experience that speaks to the power of partnership with bartenders around the country, is an honor.  The last eight years have been incredible, and it’s just the beginning.”

USBG World Class Sponsored by Diageo finalists also enjoyed a sneak peek behind the scenes at Bulleit Distilling Co.’s new Visitor Experience that will open soon this summer. From a technologically advanced, sensory-rich bar experience, to eco-friendly and sustainable practices throughout the facility, the finalists were the first guests hosted – appropriate for a brand built by bartenders and named as the best-selling brand at the world’s best bars for multiple years by Drinks International.

Cocktails created for the duration of this year’s competition can be found on Twitter and Instagram using the handle @WorldClassUS. When showcasing your own mixology or sampling award-winning recipes from this year’s competitors, USBG World Class Sponsored by Diageo reminds you to do so responsibly.

FLEX YO HUSTLE
Created by 2019 U.S. Bartender of the Year Katie Renshaw

Ingredients: 
1 oz Bulleit 10 
1 oz Bulleit Bourbon 
1 oz coconut milk-oolong syrup
0.5 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz lime juice
1 oz cardamom-infused cream
1 egg white
Soda water
1/4 cup coffee-bourbon caviar

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake, and pour into a collins glass over a collins spear ice cube. Garnish with Coconut ash, engraved lemon peel

Ideal Serve:
Collins Glass

For additional information about the program and for details on the upcoming global competition, follow hashtags #worldclassus, worldclass2019 and #roadtoscotland on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out online at http://worldclass.usbg.org and http://usbg.org.

About USBG 
Founded in 1948, the United States Bartenders’ Guild®️ is a non-profit professional society of bartenders and other hospitality professionals uniting the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. The USBG believes that every US bartender achieves greater personal and professional success by connecting to diverse local and national hospitality communities. Through our network of over 40 communities nationwide, the USBG connects members with peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction, community service projects, and skills-based competition.

About Diageo:  
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s and Windsorwhiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people and its brands, visit www.diageo.com. For Diageo’s global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit www.DRINKiQ.com.

About Bulleit: 
Bulleit is one of the fastest-growing whiskeys in America, founded in 1987 by Tom Bulleit, who attributes that growth to bartenders and cultural partners who’ve adopted it as their own. The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey portfolio is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition, using a distinctive high rye recipe, which gives them a bold, spicy taste. Most recently, Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon won a Double Gold medal and Best Straight Bourbon at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Now ranked as one of the fastest-growing whiskeys in America, Bulleit Distilling Co. calls Shelbyville, Ky. home since the 2017 opening of its state-of-the-art distillery and the much-anticipated spring 2019 opening of its high-tech and sensory-rich Visitor Experience. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the past, present and future of Bulleit when visiting this latest addition to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. For more information, visit www.bulleit.com or follow @Bulleit on Instagram.

Follow us on Twitter for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.

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Beer Finished Whiskey is Foundation of Collaboration Between Indie Whiskey Producer, Oak & Eden, and Craft Brewer, Rahr & Sons – American Whiskey News

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Beer Finished Whiskey is Foundation of Collaboration Between Indie Whiskey Producer, Oak & Eden, and Craft Brewer, Rahr & Sons 

Dallas-based indie whiskey producer, Oak & Eden has announced the upcoming release of their third small batch creation, The Ale Series, a two-part product collaboration with Rahr & Sons Brewery (Fort Worth, TX) to create Rahr Soaked Malted Oak and Rahr Soaked Hopped Oak. As with all products in the Oak & Eden lineup, these collaborative expressions begin with Oak & Eden’s fully aged whiskey before they are finished with their patented “spire” — a 5” long spiral cut piece of wood that finishes the whiskey in the bottle, as opposed to a secondary barrel. The Rahr Soaked Malted Oak consists of Oak & Eden bourbon infused with a heavily toasted American Oak spire soaked in Rahr & Sons Iron Thistle Scottish Ale. The Rahr Soaked Hopped Oak consists of Oak & Eden rye infused with a lightly toasted American Oak spire soaked in Rahr & Sons Dadgum IPA.

“This has been a collaboration like no other,” says Joe Gillidenzopf, CEO of Oak & Eden, “Most people wouldn’t think beer and whiskey would go hand-in-hand, but the unique combination of sweet, oaky notes coming from our whiskey, mixed with the depth and character of Rahr & Sons beers produce a rich sensation of whiskey on the palate with beer on the finish.”

The Ale Series will be releasing in June 2019 and will be on the shelves early July in Texas and Oklahoma. To learn more, visit oakandeden.com/rahr.

SMOKEHEAD ‘TAKE OVER’ THE BLACK CAT – Scotch Whisky News

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SMOKEHEAD ‘TAKE OVER’ THE BLACK CAT

WHAT: Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky will be throwing a one-off night that’s not for everyone at The Black Cat in Edinburgh. A high voltage folk music session kicks off from 9:30pm as well as a fiery show from Beltane organiser Lasadh at 10pm. Smokehead serves will be on offer throughout the night, including a Smokey Bloody Mary, Smokey Caipirinha and Smokehead & Irn Bru reduction Old Fashioned.

WHY: Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky has teamed up with renowned global biking sensation Tyler Lunceford, challenging him to create his boldest motorcycle ever. US born, he recently moved to Edinburgh and opened a workshop in Leith, and will produce a custom Ducati for Smokehead. The project is at the halfway point (let’s celebrate at the Black Cat) and will run until September 2019, when the finished model, ‘The Smoker’, will be unleashed: https://www.smokehead.com/the-refinery Tyler will be in attendance on the night.

HOW: Smokehead is not for everyone, but this event is open to everyone.

WHEN: The event is on Thursday, June 20th 2019 at 9pm – 1am

WHERE: The Black Cat, 168 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 4BA

Please drink responsibly. www.drinkaware.co.uk

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About Smokehead:

  • Smokehead is an Islay Single Malt Whisky and has been given a bold new look by Ian Macleod Distillers.
  • Originally launched in 2006, Smokehead has been labelled the wild one of Single Malt Whisky and is not for everyone.
  • Award-winning premium Scotch whisky that has an attitude-led positioning and heavily peated taste. 

About Ian Macleod Distillers:

  • Established in 1933, Ian Macleod Distillers is one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, blenders and bottlers.
  • Ian Macleod Distillers is the world’s 10th largest Scotch Whisky company, producing and selling over 15 million bottles of spirits every year.
  • Ian Macleod Distillers has built up an enviable portfolio of premium quality spirits and is proud brand proprietor of Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Rosebank and Smokehead Scotch whiskies and Edinburgh Gin to name but a few.

The Macallan Unveils First Ever Estate Expression – Scotch Whisky News

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The Macallan Unveils First Ever Estate Expression

A Whisky Maker’s Tribute To Home and Heritage

To celebrate its iconic home and rich character, The Macallan presents Estate – an exceptional new whisky containing rare spirit distilled with barley grown on the Easter Elchies estate.

A rich and complex whisky with a remarkably long finish, The Macallan Estate was created by our Whisky Makers to celebrate the single malt’s peerless provenance and heritage.

The Macallan Estate represents a unique opportunity to experience a single malt containing spirit made from precious home-grown barley from Easter Elchies estate, which is distilled just once a year over the course of a single week. Before the release of The Macallan Estate, this spirit was limited to the most exclusive and sought-after releases of The Macallan.

The 485-acre Easter Elchies estate is set within the legendary Speyside region of Scotland, where The Macallan has been creating extraordinary single malts since 1824. Its carefully tended barley fields are located on the banks of the River Spey, overlooked by the new award-winning distillery.

The Macallan distillery, which was inspired by Scotland’s undulating hills and cut into the slope of the land to complement its Spey Valley setting, opened its doors to the public in June 2018.

Displaying a warm chestnut hue, The Macallan Estate exudes aromas of wood spice and orange oil. The sweet, subtle hint of citrus acts as the perfect counterbalance to the traditional sherried richness associated with distinctive single malts of The Macallan.

“The Easter Elchies estate lies within the legendary Speyside region of Scotland, a place of timeless natural beauty, and a place that The Macallan is proud to call home,” said Sarah Burgess, Whisky Maker for The Macallan. “With its wonderful sweet citrus hints and warming wood spice, The Macallan Estate is a rich, satisfying and complex spirit that pays homage to the fertile Speyside lands where The Macallan is located and celebrates the unrivalled craftsmanship for which we have been known since 1824.”

Presented in an elegant gift box featuring landscape-inspired designs, The Macallan Estate packaging reflects the natural stones found on the estate and includes an inlay of slate with every bottle, along with photography of the estate’s impressive barley fields on the banks of the River Spey. The Macallan Estate will be available in the U.S. market and select global markets starting this June for a suggested retail price of $250.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Conker, chestnut hue

Aroma: Warm, comforting and homely notes of cinnamon. Wood spice and orange oil, opening into dried fruits with a sweet lemon, banana and caramel.

Palate: Soft and warming with wood spice, opening into a dry oak flavor spiked with candied raisins and fresh fig. Moving into a sweet fresh orange and delicate fresh citrus.

Finish: A sweet citrus twist.

ABV: 43%

For further information visit www.themacallan.com/en-us

About The Macallan

Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation as one of the world’s finest single malt whiskies.  The story of The Macallan is built on the Six Pillars, each influencing the whisky in its own distinct way.  From the spiritual home of Easter Elchies House; curiously small stills giving richness to the pure spirit; finest cut or the best of the best of the distillation, to exceptional oak casks which account for up to 80% of the final flavor in the whisky; natural color and finally peerless spirit, The Macallan itself.

Wood sits at the heart of The Macallan. The vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland, together with true mastery, set it apart from the rest. For more information on The Macallan, visit www.themacallan.com/en-us. The Macallan can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

GLENMORANGIE GRAND VINTAGE MALT 1991 WINS WHISKY OF THE YEAR AT THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL WHISKY COMPETITION – Whisky News

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GLENMORANGIE GRAND VINTAGE MALT 1991 WINS WHISKY OF THE YEAR AT THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL WHISKY COMPETITION®

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[LAS VEGAS, NV, June 14, 2019]  Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks at Glenmorangie Distillery becomes Master Distiller of the Year for crafting the Whisky of the Year 2019 and will receive the top prize in the industry, the Golden Barrel Trophy.

The International Whisky Competition just released its results for this year’s most respected blind tasting judging event. The top recognition, Whisky of the Year, was awarded to Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 which scored 97 points, the highest scoring whisky of the competition.

2019 Official results: www.whiskycompetition.com/2019-results

The 10th edition of the International Whisky Competition took place in Las Vegas over three days, from May 15 to 17 and received whiskies from all over the world from what distilleries believe to be their very best. A world-class tasting panel made of whisky, spirit, beer and wine experts blind tasted each whisky on an individual basis (8 minutes per whisky).

Each whisky was scored using a comprehensive 100-point scale system developed by Sebastien Gavillet, IWC Head of Tasting Panel. This process and the fact that only three medals are awarded in any category make the International Whisky Competition the most followed whisky competition and one of the most professional competitions of its kind in the world.

We warmly congratulate Dr Bill Lumsden, as well as his team, for creating such an exceptional whisky. This is the third time in the last four years that Dr Lumsden receive the highest awards for his whisky creations.

Last year’s Whisky of the Year was Aberlour A’Bunadh, which scored 97.4 points. Glenmorangie Distillery will receive the Golden Barrel Trophy for winning the Whisky of the Year during a ceremony to be held this summer in Tain, Scotland.

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About the International Whisky Competition®

The International Whisky Competition is the most followed Whisky Competition on Social Media and brings whiskies from around the world to be blind tasted and rated by a professional tasting panel using the most comprehensive tasting method available. 15 criteria are required to produce the tasting notes as well as aroma and flavor profiles for the International Whisky Guide. Unlike other competitions, the judges are presented with one whisky at a time, to ensure each whisky gets the proper attention. It’s the only competition in the spirits world to deliver unique medals designed to promote each of the winning whiskies. Only 3 medals (Gold, Silver & Bronze) are awarded per category. The Whisky of the Year (highest score during the competition) gets rewarded with the Golden Barrel Trophy.

“The Olympics of whisky competitions.” - Jim McEwan, Master Distiller.

For more information about the International Whisky Competition, please visit whiskycompetition.com or contact:

USA – Sebastien Gavillet, Head of Judges / s.gavillet@whiskycompetition.com +1 702 234 3602

Canada – Sylvain Allard, Managing Partner / s.allard@whiskycompetition.com +1 418 271 6678

SAZERAC CANADIAN WHISKIES AWARDED GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS AT 2019 DENVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION – Canadian Whisky News

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SAZERAC CANADIAN WHISKIES AWARDED GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS AT 2019 DENVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION 

Montreal, Canada (June 6, 2019) – Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky received a Gold Medal at the 7th Annual Denver International Spirits Competition, while High River Canadian Blended Whisky and Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whisky were awarded Silver Medals. Judges voted for the best spirit entries in 102 different categories.

            Gold Medal Winner:

  • Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky

Silver Medal Winners:

  • Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whisky
  • High River Canadian Whisky

The Denver International Spirits Competition is conducted double blind by a seasoned panel of beverage professionals. The judging panel consists of sommeliers, retail buyers, journalists, mixologists and beverage directors. All judges undergo a daily calibration class designed to maintain consistent evaluation and scoring of all spirits.

Complete results of the 2019 Denver International Spirits Competition can be found at http://www.denverspiritscomp.com/

About Sazerac

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.

SAZERAC SPIRITS AWARDED TOP HONORS AT WORLDWIDE COMPETITION – Scotch Whisky News

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SAZERAC SPIRITS AWARDED TOP HONORS AT WORLDWIDE COMPETITION

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Glenfarclas receives 6 total medals including 4 gold

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (May 23, 2019) Sazerac is proud to announce 11 gold and silver medals were awarded by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition to Glenfarclas, Janneau and Père Magloire which the company imports. The 19th annual competition had a record-breaking year featuring 3,000 entries from across the globe. A panel of 44 respected industry experts judged each entry by conducting blind taste tests, ultimately awarding the Sazerac Company’s import brands with five gold medals.

Gold medals are awarded to spirits that are near the pinnacle of achievement and set the standard for each category. Silver medals go to outstanding spirits that show refinement, finesse and complexity.

Gold

  • Glenfarclas 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
  • Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
  • Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
  • Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch

Silver

  • Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
  • Glenfarclas 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

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

About Sazerac

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.

EAGLE RARE AND STAGG JR. NAMED BEST OF CLASS BOURBON, RECEIVE DOUBLE GOLD AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION – American Whiskey News

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EAGLE RARE AND STAGG JR. NAMED BEST OF CLASS BOURBON, RECEIVE DOUBLE GOLD AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

Buffalo Trace Distillery whiskies win eight top awards 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (MAY 28, 2019) Buffalo Trace Distillery products were recognized with eight top awards at the 8th annual Denver International Spirits Competition, including two Double Gold honors, which were awarded to Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

In addition to the double gold winnings, whiskies from Buffalo Trace Distillery also received three Gold and three Silver awards.

            Gold recipients include:

    • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Weller CYPB Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream

            Silver recipients include:

    • W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

“We are so pleased to be honored with these awards,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “Our team is dedicated to producing the highest quality whiskies on the market and being recognized for our hard work is truly humbling.”

The Denver International Spirits Competition was held in Denver, Colorado, and is the largest professional spirits competition in the Rocky Mountain Region. Winners were selected by a panel of 30 respected spirits authorities who rate entries through a double-blind process on a 100-point scale.

Complete results for the 2019 Denver International Spirits Competition can be found at http://www.denverspiritscomp.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 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

BARTON 1792 WHISKIES RECEIVE GOLD AND SILVER AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION – American Whiskey News

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BARTON 1792 WHISKIES RECEIVE GOLD AND SILVER AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION 

BARDSTOWN, kENTUCKY (June 5, 2019) The whiskies from Barton 1792 Distillery were recognized with four awards at the 8th annual Denver International Spirits Competition, including three Gold medals.

Gold recipients include:

  • Very Old Barton 90 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Very Old Barton 80 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Silver recipients include:

  • 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

“We are honored to receive these awards,” Master Distiller Danny Kahn said. “It is a testament to the work and passion of our entire team, and we look forward to creating world-class whiskies for years to come.”

The Denver International Spirits Competition was held in Denver, Colorado, and is the largest professional spirits competition in the Rocky Mountain Region. Winners were selected by a panel of 30 respected spirits authorities who rate entries through a double-blind process on a 100-point scale.

Complete results for the 2019 Denver International Spirits Competition can be found at http://www.denverspiritscomp.com/.

About Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands.  Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent gold medal winner at the 2017 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. To learn more visit www.1792bourbon.com.


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