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Three Sazerac-Owned Distilleries Home to World’s Best Bourbons

BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (May 3, 2018) – Barton 1792 Distillery’s 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named the World’s Best Bourbon by Whisky Magazine at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards. This latest award denotes a trifecta of recent world’s best whiskey awards received by Buffalo Trace Distillery, A. Smith Bowman Distillery and Barton 1792 Distillery – each of which are owned by the Sazerac Company.

A. Smith Bowman Distillery received the honor of Whiskey Magazine’s World’s Best Bourbon two years in a row, for its John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon in 2017, and for its Abraham Bowman Port Finished Bourbon in 2016. This fall, Buffalo Trace Distillery received top recognition in “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018,” where it received the top prize of World Whisky of the Year for its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon. “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018” also honored Buffalo Trace Distillery whiskies as Bourbon of the Year, Rye of the Year, Best American Whisky No Age Statement, Best American Whisky 9 Years and Under, Best American Whisky 10 Years and Over, Best Rye No Age Statement, and Best Rye 11 Years and Over.

1792 Full Proof was first released in the summer of 2016 by Barton 1792 Distillery as one of its limited edition expressions, and is now released once a year.

Full Proof is bottled at its original 125 barrel entry proof and has a strong, full flavor that is balanced with sweet vanilla and notes of caramel.

The World Whiskies Awards were announced at the Whisky Magazine Awards presentation held in London on March 22.

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 http://www.worldwhiskiesawards.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 2017 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. To learn more visit www.1792bourbon.com.