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Three other Barton 1792 Distillery whiskeys honored 

BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (May 18, 2016) – Judges awarded four bourbons from Barton 1792 Distillery with high honors at the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and selected 1792 Port Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey as a Chairman’s Trophy Finalist.

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 1792 Port Finish’s designation as a Chairman’s Trophy Finalist, Barton 1792 Distillery garnered several high honors for its bourbons.

1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and 1792 Port Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey each received the distinction of “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation.”

Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was honored as “Excellent, Highly Recommended,” and Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded the distinction of “Very Good, Strong Recommendation.”

Kentucky Tavern, 1792 Small Batch, and 1792 Port Finish were each deemed to be “Great Values.”

This competition, in its seventh year, is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges including award-winning authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners, who rate each spirit on a 100-point scale.

Complete results for the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge can be found at www.ultimate-beverage.com/usc2016results.

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.

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