Buffalo Trace Receives Unprecedented Honors

Distillery earns both "Distillery of the Year" and "American Whiskey of the

Year" titles

Nov 15, 2005, 00:00 ET from Buffalo Trace Distillery

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- What a year! On the heels of
 being named "Distiller of the Year" this spring by Whisky Magazine, Buffalo
 Trace Distillery was again honored with the title of "Distillery of the Year"
 by Malt Advocate Magazine. The award was presented at Whiskey Fest, November 8
 in New York City.
     "I can't even begin to express how surprised and excited we are by this
 honor," said Mark Brown, President of Buffalo Trace Distillery. "Having been
 the first American distillery to receive this award back in 2000, we certainly
 didn't expect to be recognized again so soon. We just couldn't be happier!"
     Sazerac Rye 18 year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey was also victorious
 at Whiskey Fest, taking home the honor of "American Whiskey of the Year." This
 is the second time Malt Advocate has bestowed this illustrious title on
 Sazerac Rye.
     "I'm very proud of the whiskies we produce at Buffalo Trace. To have Malt
 Advocate Magazine honor our distillery with this award truly validates of our
 efforts to produce outstanding whiskey," said Kris Comstock, Bourbon Brand
 Manager of Buffalo Trace. "We'll always stay true to the time honored
 traditions at Buffalo Trace, but continue to seek new and innovative ways to
 produce the best whiskies in the world."
     Along with the recent awards from Malt Advocate and Whisky Magazine other
 publications such as Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible have also honored the whiskeys
 being produced at Buffalo Trace. 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 Malt Advocate and their annual awards please
 visit http://www.maltadvocate.com and to learn more about the award-winning
 bourbons of Buffalo Trace Distillery go to http://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 http://www.buffalotrace.com.

SOURCE Buffalo Trace Distillery