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
"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