THOMAS H. HANDY SAZERAC RYE, STAGG JR. NAMED CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY RECIPIENTS AT 2020 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE – American Whiskey News

THOMAS H. HANDY SAZERAC RYE, STAGG JR. NAMED CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY RECIPIENTS AT 2020 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE

18 Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits recognized 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (Aug. 20, 2020) Two Buffalo Trace Distillery whiskies received prestigious Chairman’s Trophies at the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and seven other whiskies were named Chairman’s Trophy Finalists. Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye and Stagg Jr. claimed the Chairman’s Trophies. Additionally, nine Buffalo Trace spirits were deemed a Great Value, eight received Tried & True designations, and four were included in the competition’s Top 100 Spirits.

Those awarded the distinction of “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation” were:

  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Finalist for Chairman’s Trophy
    • Named a Great Value
    • Tried & True Award
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
    • Chairman’s Trophy
    • Top 100 Spirits
  • George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Finalist for Chairman’s Trophy
    • Tried & True Award
    • Top 100 Spirits
  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Chairman’s Trophy
    • Named a Great Value
    • Tried & True Award
    • Top 100 Spirits
  • William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Finalist for Chairman’s Trophy
    • Top 100 Spirits
  • L. Weller CYPB Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Finalist for Chairman’s Trophy
    • Named a Great Value
  • L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Named a Great Value
    • Tried & True Award

“Excellent, Highly Recommended” honors went to:

  • Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Named a “Great Value”
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Finalist for Chairman’s Trophy
    • “Tried & True” Award
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Finalist for Chairman’s Trophy
    • Named a “Great Value”
    • “Tried & True” Award
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
    • Finalist for Chairman’s Trophy
    • “Tried & True” Award
  • Weller Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • L. Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Named a “Great Value”

Awarded “Very Good, Strong Recommendation” was:

  • L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Named a “Great Value”

“Good, Recommended” distinction was given to:

  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream

This competition, in its 10th year, is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges including award-winning authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners, who rate each spirit on a 100-point scale.

Complete results for the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge can be found at https://www.ultimate-beverage.com/ultimate-spirits-challenge-USC-Results/2020-spirits-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 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 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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