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FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (March 22, 2016) Buffalo Trace Distillery was awarded 10 top awards at the North America Whiskies & Spirits Conference in New York where the World Whiskies Awards were announced, including Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old Bourbon, named the overall winner for Best Age Statement Bourbon.

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon and Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old Bourbon each received gold in this same category.

Other winners include:

Best Non-Age Statement Bourbon

  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon  (gold)
  • George T. Stagg Bourbon (gold),
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Cured Oak Bourbon (silver)
  • Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Bourbon (silver.)
  • Stagg Jr. Bourbon (silver)
  • William Larue Weller Bourbon (bronze)

Best American Rye Whisky

  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey (gold)

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of each of these awards,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “We feel honored that so many of our whiskies were represented among the best of this year’s competition.”

The 2016 World Whiskies Awards for America and Canada were announced on Feb. 23 at the Whiskies & Spirits Conference in New York. Whiskies in each category were subject to rigorous blind taste testing to determine the best of each category.

For more information about the World Whiskies Awards visit www.worldwhiskiesawards.com.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 17 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named “Brand Innovator of the Year” by Whisky Magazine at its Icons of Whisky America Awards 2015.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 300 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.  To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracemediakit.com