FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (March 21, 2017) Buffalo Trace Distillery was awarded five top awards at Whisky Magazine’s 2017 American World Whiskies Awards, including two Golds, one Silver and two Bronze.

Two bourbons received Gold in the category of Kentucky Bourbon:

·         Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

·         Eagle Rare 17 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

            One whiskey received Silver in the category of American Rye:

·         Sazerac Rye Straight Kentucky Rye

            Two whiskies received Bronze, one in the category of American Rye, the other in the category of Kentucky Bourbon:

·         Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey

·         Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

“This is a great recognition for our whiskies,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “We are very thankful and humbled to receive these awards.”

The American World Whiskies Awards were announced at the Whisky Magazine Awards America presentation held in New York on Feb. 28.

Whiskies in each category were subject to rigorous blind taste testing to determine the very best.  For more information about the World Whiskies Awards visit

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  To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit