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Catahoula
03-02-2007, 07:16
I just got this from Mark Brown:

Hello,

As promised, here is a follow up note to the wonderful news this morning from London, England about our latest award.

By way of some background, there are approximately 6,000 distilleries around the world, all competing vigorously to one degree or another for awards, recognition and success. Ten years ago, we set out to put Buffalo Trace Distillery on the map as a distiller of world class whiskies and frankly the finest whiskey in the world. At the time we would never have dared to dream of what was to follow.

Prior to 2000 no American distiller had ever won any of the three coveted "Distillery of the Year" awards that are given out to the industry. In 2000 we became the "first" and "only" American distiller to ever win one of the awards.

No distillery anywhere had ever won back to back "Distillery of the Year" awards from the same authority, we became the "first" and "only" distiller to achieve this distinction in the fall of 2006 with our award from Malt Advocate Magazine.

If all this were not enough, Wine Enthusiast Magazine then gave us its "Distiller of the Year" for the current year.

Last night, we achieved the unthinkable, Whisky Magazine's "Distiller of the Year" award for the 2nd time in three years and most importantly a lock on three "Distiller of the Year" awards at the same time - The Grand Slam of Distilling!! The "first" and "only" distiller to ever achieve such a feat!

I want to personally thank all members of our team who through your unique roles and efforts have contributed in some way, no matter whether large or small, to this unprecedented level of success, incredible. I can assure you that the probability of this feat being repeated by anyone ever again at any time is close to zero. Congratulations and smile! Time to enjoy - we will be the "current" title holder for all three titles for at least the next 10 months!

In case you wondering what we do for an encore, you ain't seen nothing yet! With our experimental program moving into high gear and exploding demand for all our whiskey brands, we believe there is still much to be done and achieved!!

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

jburlowski
03-03-2007, 10:47
BT deserves all the recognition that they have received. They make a variety of consistently high-quality products and have an outstanding customer focus / service ethic.

Dramiel McHinson
03-03-2007, 19:47
I have followed BT with great interest since my first discovery of a bottle of BT. I drank Ancient Age for years until suddenly they were bought out years ago and the brand instantly was bottled at less proof and at a younger age. We dropped Ancient age and moved on. I tried AA again after BT took over and liked the 90 proof version (I have to drive to Tennessee to buy it) I then decided to try Bt and on to Eagle Rare, W.L. Weller and Pappy Van Winkle. All were excellent bourbons, not a slip in the whole inventory. This got my attention. Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch were starting to edge closer in competition and quality. I have to hand it to BT, I think they are going to put American Bourbon on top of the world and everybody else is going to have to work overtime to get the discerning whisk(e)y drinker's attention. My only complaint is the Alabama ABC board are too ignorant to understand they need to bring all of BT's product line to the state to improve the common man's quality of life. Until then, Tennessee and Kentucky get my business.

I stock nothing less than a 1.75 liter bottle of Bt at all times.

Regards to all,

Daniel

Edward_call_me_Ed
03-04-2007, 02:18
Well deserved, Congratulations BT!

There are around a half a dozen distillers that are in the field as far as my favorite distiller is concerned. Only Heaven Hill and Wild Turkey are within a length of Buffalo Trace. The scotch, irish, and japanese whiskies are in the running, but unlikely to pull ahead of the three leaders.

Ed