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Three other Barton 1792 Distillery whiskeys win medals Barton 1792 Distillery Logo

BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (April 19, 2016) – A prestigious Double Gold Medal was awarded to Bourbon at the 16th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition where a record-breaking 1,899 entries were submitted for a blind tasting.

Thirty-nine of the industry’s finest spirits experts reviewed each entry before ultimately awarding four top medals to bourbons submitted from Barton 1792 Distillery.

“Each of these awards means a great deal to us, and we’re especially honored to accept the Double Gold for our inaugural Port Finish Bourbon,” said Master Distiller Ken Pierce.

1792 Port Finish Bourbon was released in limited quantities in the fall of 2015 as part of a series of limited edition bourbons from Barton 1792 Distillery.

In addition to receiving a Double Gold Medal for 1792 Port Finish, three additional bourbons from Barton 1792 Distillery were honored with medals. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon and Zackariah Harris Bourbon each received silver medals, and Kentucky Tavern Bourbon received a bronze medal.

Complete results for the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/browse.

About Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands.  Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent gold medal winner at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. To learn more visit www.1792bourbon.com.