Buffalo Trace receives unprecedented honors

Distillery earns “Distillery of the Year” and “American Whiskey of the Year” titles

FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY – What a year! On the heels of being named “Distiller of the Year” this spring by Whisky Magazine, Buffalo Trace Distillery was again honored with the title of “Distillery of the Year” by Malt Advocate Magazine. The award was presented at Whiskey Fest, November 8 in New York City.

“I can’t even begin to express how surprised and excited we are by this honor,” said Mark Brown, President of Buffalo Trace Distillery. “Having been the first American distillery to receive this award back in 2000, we certainly didn’t expect to be recognized again so soon. We just couldn’t be happier!”

Sazerac Rye 18 year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey was also victorious at Whiskey Fest, taking home the honor of “American Whiskey of the Year.” This is the second time Malt Advocate has bestowed this illustrious title on Sazerac Rye.

“I’m very proud of the whiskies we produce at Buffalo Trace. To have Malt Advocate Magazine honor our distillery with this award truly validates of our efforts to produce outstanding whiskey,” said Kris Comstock, Bourbon Brand Manager of Buffalo Trace. “We’ll always stay true to the time honored traditions at Buffalo Trace, but continue to seek new and innovative ways to produce the best whiskies in the world.”

Along with the recent awards from Malt Advocate and Whisky Magazine other publications such as Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible have also honored the whiskeys being produced at Buffalo Trace. Since 2001 Buffalo Trace has earned six “Whiskey of the Year” titles and more than 100 other awards for brands such as: Buffalo Trace, George T. Stagg, Eagle Rare Single Barrel, W.L. Weller and Elmer T. Lee.

For more information on the Malt Advocate and their annual awards please visit www.maltadvocate.com and to learn more about the award-winning bourbons of Buffalo Trace Distillery go to www.greatbourbon.com.

About Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company based in Franklin County, Kentucky. The distillery's rich distilling tradition dates back to 1787 and has included such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace is a fully operational distillery producing bourbon and vodka on site, and was recently named to the National Historic Register. The distillery is also part of the Sazerac family of companies, which has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Franklin County, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia and Loomis, California. For more information, please visit www.buffalotrace.com.