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BARDSTOWN, KY (Aug. 2, 2017) – 1792 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey received high praise and recognition at the 22nd International Spirits Challenge where it was awarded Silver. This year, more than 1,300 entries from nearly 70 countries around the globe took part in the competition.

Justin Smith, awards organizer stated, “This year has seen more entries than ever before, with producers looking to benchmark their spirit at the very highest level.”

The ISC is judged by a panel of renowned judges with different specialties within the spirits industry. The competition, in its 22nd year, promotes outstanding quality spirits from all over the world and enforces a rigorous and independent judging process, thus driving this competition to be considered among the most prestigious spirits competitions.

Results from the 2017 International Spirits Challenge can be found at http://www.internationalspiritschallenge.com/isc2017/2017-results. 

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.