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2006 International Wine & Spirits Competition names medal winners

Aug 08, 2006, 01:00 ET from Buffalo Trace Distillery

    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