BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY WHISKEYS RECOGNIZED WITH 25 AWARDS AT TASTING COMPETITION – American Whiskey News

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY WHISKEYS RECOGNIZED WITH 25 AWARDS AT TASTING COMPETITION 

12 of the Award-Winning Whiskeys Produced at the Distillery Receive Double Gold Medals 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (May 20, 2021) Twenty-five whiskeys produced at Buffalo Trace Distillery were awarded medals at the 2021 San Francisco Spirits Competition Awards. Out of those whiskeys, 12 were awarded Double Gold medals, meaning each whiskey received Gold medal ratings from every member on the judging panel during the judging process. Each entry was subject to rounds of blind tastings and individual evaluation on both taste and design by judges.

“We are proud to be recognized out of over 3,500 entries,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “These awards would not be possible without the hard work of such a dedicated team at the Distillery.”

Double Gold Medals went to:

  • George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Sazerac Thomas H. Handy Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • W. L. Weller Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • W. L. Weller Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur

Gold Medals went to:

  • W. L. Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • W. L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Blanton’s Gold Edition Bourbon Whiskey
  • Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
  • Benchmark Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Benchmark Top Floor Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Silver Medals went to:

  • W. L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • W. L. Weller C.Y.P.B. Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
  • Benchmark Old No. 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Benchmark Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Benchmark Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Benchmark Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon

For more information on the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, visit sfspiritscomp.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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