BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (May 7, 2015) – Three bourbons from Barton 1792 Distillery won top awards in two recent tasting competitions. Barton’s 1792 Bourbon, Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey brought home medals and distinctions from the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
“We are honored to receive each of these awards,” Ken Pierce, director of distillation and quality assurance, said. “We work hard to produce excellent bourbon, and are humbled by these recognitions.”
2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Barton’s 1792 Bourbon and Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey were each designated as “Excellent, Highly Recommended” at the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was distinguished as “Very Good, Strong Recommendation.”
Zackariah Harris, 1792 and Kentucky Tavern were each deemed to be “Great Values.” Receiving a designation as “Tried & True” were 1792 Bourbon and Kentucky Tavern.
This competition, in its sixth year, is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges including award-winning authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners, who rate each spirit on a 100-point scale.
Complete results for the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge can be found at www.ultimate-beverage.com/usc2015results.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
More than 1,580 entries were submitted for a blind tasting at the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, where 41 of the industry’s finest spirits experts reviewed each entry, ultimately awarding 1792 Bourbon a gold medal. Kentucky Tavern and Zackariah Harris were each awarded bronze medals.
Complete results for the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/browse.
About Barton 1792 Distillery
Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands of Kentucky, with 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 Bourbon whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This small batch Bourbon whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent Best of Category winner at the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. To learn more about the distillery visit www.1792bourbon.com.