Buffalo Trace Distillery Wins a New Triple Crown

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Names Buffalo Trace 'Distiller of the Year'

Oct 17, 2006, 01:00 ET from Buffalo Trace Distillery

    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
     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

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