FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Wine &
Spirits Competition announced its 2006 winners. The whiskeys of Buffalo
Trace Distillery earned more medals than any other American distillery. The
competition was held this June in London, England. The following Buffalo
Trace products received medals:
- William Larue Weller -- Gold Medal & Best in Class
- Sazerac Rye Whiskey, 18 year -- Gold Medal & Best in Class
- Van Winkle Special Reserve -- Gold Medal & Best in Class
- Blanton's Original Single Barrel -- Silver Medal
- George T. Stagg -- Silver Medal & Best in Class
- Eagle Rare Single Barrel -- Bronze Medal
"It is an honor to have so many of our brands recognized at such a
prestigious competition," said Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller of Buffalo
Trace. "We try to make the best whiskey possible and awards like these
really validate our efforts."
Buffalo Trace has garnered more awards since 1990 than any other North
American distillery -- over 150 awards for more than 15 different brands.
In 2005 Whisky Magazine named Buffalo Trace "Distiller of the Year." The
distillery was also named "2005 Distillery of the Year" by Malt Advocate
To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotrace.com
and for a complete list of IWSC winners go to www.iwsc.net.
About Buffalo Trace
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned operation based in Franklin
County, Kentucky. The distillery's rich distilling tradition dates back to
1787 and has included such legends as E. H. Taylor, Jr., Albert B. Blanton,
Orville Schupp and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace is a fully operational
distillery producing bourbon and vodka on site, and was recently named to
the National Historic Register. The distillery is also part of the Sazerac
family of companies, which has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana;
Franklin County, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; and Loomis,
California. For more information, please visit www.buffalotrace.com.
SOURCE Buffalo Trace Distillery