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 Magazine. 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.
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