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FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (July 18, 2018) – Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey were awarded Gold Medals at the 2018 International Spirits Challenge. Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded a Silver Medal.

The Tasting Awards were held over 10 days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals.  Samples were delivered to the judging area in flights of numbered tasting glasses to ensure the accuracy of the blind tasting.  Each judge assessed the products according to age, region and variety, which is determined by the entrant and verified by the chairman.

This year, the 23nd annual International Spirits Challenge received more than 1,600 entries from nearly 70 countries around the globe.

“We are honored to accept three awards at this year’s International Spirits Challenge, says Harlen Wheatley, master distiller at Buffalo Trace Distillery, “It was truly a team effort.”

Results from the 2018 International Spirits Challenge can be found at http://www.internationalspiritschallenge.com/isc2018/en/page/2018-results.

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 21 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018.”  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 500 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 http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/media