FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Buffalo Trace Distillery "2006 Distiller of the Year." This recognition comes after a stellar 2005 in which Buffalo Trace won both Malt Advocate Magazine's "Distillery of the Year" award and Whisky Magazine's "Distiller of the Year" award. Wine Enthusiast will present this latest award to Buffalo Trace January 29, 2007 at their "Wine Star" industry awards dinner held at the New York Public Library. "We consider this award to be a new kind of Kentucky Triple Crown and we are celebrating," said Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller of Buffalo Trace. "To have such a notable publication as Wine Enthusiast Magazine take notice of our bourbons speaks volumes on the quality and craftsmanship going into every bottle of whiskey made here." Along with the recent awards from Wine Enthusiast, Malt Advocate and Whisky Magazine other publications such as Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible have also honored the whiskeys of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Since 2001 Buffalo Trace has earned six "Whiskey of the Year" titles and more than 100 other awards for brands such as: Buffalo Trace, George T. Stagg, Eagle Rare Single Barrel, W.L. Weller and Elmer T. Lee. For more information on the Wine Enthusiast Magazine and their annual "Wine Star" awards please visit www.winemag.com and to learn more about the award-winning bourbons of Buffalo Trace Distillery go to www.greatbourbon.com. About Buffalo Trace Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company 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., George T. Stagg, 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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