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Public Relations Manager

For Immediate Release

2007 International Wine & Spirits Competition names medal winners

Franklin County, Kentucky — The International Wine & Spirits Competition announced its 2007 winners. The whiskeys of Buffalo Trace Distillery earned multiple medals for their already highly decorated brands. The competition was recently held in London , England . The following Buffalo Trace products received medals:
· Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old—Gold Medal & Best in Class
· George T. Stagg— Gold Medal & Best in Class
· Thomas H. Handy Rye — Gold Medal & Best in Class
· Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year old— Gold Medal & Best in Class
· William Larue Weller— Silver Medal & Best in Class
· Sazerac Rye— Silver Medal & Best in Class
· Eagle Rare Single Barrel— Bronze Medal
· Pappy Van Winkle 20 year old— Bronze Medal
“It is an honor to have so many of our brands recognized at such a prestigious competition,” said Harlen Wheatley , Master Distiller of Buffalo Trace. “We try to make the best whiskey possible and awards like these really validate our efforts.”
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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, rye and vodka on site, and is listed on the National Historic Register. Buffalo Trace has been won six distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Malt Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Buffalo Trace has also garnered more than 150 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. The distillery is part of the Sazerac family of companies, which has operations in New Orleans , Louisiana ; Franklin County, Kentucky and Fredericksburg , Virginia . For more information, please visit
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