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Judges award Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits with two Double Gold, 12 total medals 

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (May 10, 2017) E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon and William Larue Weller Bourbon each received Double Gold medals at the 17th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition where a record-breaking 2,100 entries were submitted for a blind tasting.

The celebrated Double Gold medal is only given to the few entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all the members of the judging panel. This year, 43 of the industry’s finest spirits experts reviewed each entry before ultimately awarding Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits with two Double Gold medals and a total of 12 medals.

Double Gold

  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Sazerac Rye Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Wheatley Vodka


  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Benchmark Old No. 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream

“We are thrilled to be recognized among the very best in this competition,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley, said. “This is a great honor for us, and we could not be more thankful to receive each of these great awards.”

Complete results for the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/browse.

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.