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BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (Oct. 4, 2016) –The results from the 2016 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition are in, and Barton 1792 Distillery received two double gold medals for its 1792 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel and Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. In total 1792 received four medals from the competition.

This year, the number of brand entries increased by 50 percent and NYWWSC reported that the quality of the brands ranked superior.

1792 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel and Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey each received the highest honor, the double gold medal. The double gold medal is given only if every judge awards a gold medal to the product.

Other Barton 1792 Distillery products recognized by the NYWWSC included 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey received a gold medal and Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey received a silver medal.

This competition is associated with the Triple Crown of Competitions (The San Francisco International Wine Competition and The San Francisco World Spirits Competition), and is in its sixth year.  The NYWWSC aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

The NYWWSC 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

Results from the 2016 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition can be found at http://www.nyworldwineandspiritscompetition.com/. 

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.