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Brown-Forman Spirits Brands Bring Home the Gold at SF World Spirits Competition

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Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFB) struck gold at the recent 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, garnering a total of 11 medals, including four Gold Medals and a prestigious Double Gold medal for Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. This was the second time Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has won a Double Gold Medal at the competition, an honor presented to spirits that receive a unanimous vote for the Gold Award from an esteemed panel of judges. Four additional Brown-Forman brands -- Amarula Cream Liqueur, Woodford Reserve, Don Eduardo Anejo, and Don Edquaro Reposado -- secured gold medals in their respective categories.

Brown-Forman's Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, which received its second Double Gold medal in the Small Batch Bourbon 11 Years and Older category, is a true vintage bourbon released on the birthday of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Brown-Forman and the first person to sell bourbon in sealed bottles as assurance of quality. This year's release of Birthday Bourbon was a 12-year-old bourbon presented at 96 proof.

"We're excited to have our brands recognized once again for their outstanding quality," Erin Schlader, Vice President, Marketing Director Developing Brands tells HappyHours.com.

Following are the complete results for Brown-Forman spirits:

  • -- Old Forester Birthday Bourbon - Double Gold, Small Batch Bourbon 11 Years & Older
    -- Woodford Reserve -- Gold, Straight Bourbon
    -- Amarula Cream Liqueur - Gold, Cream/Dairy Liqueurs
    -- Don Eduardo Anejo - Gold, Anejo Tequila
    -- Don Eduardo Reposado - Gold, Reposado Tequila
    -- Canadian Mist -- Silver, Canadian Whisky
    -- Early Times Kentucky Whisky - Silver, Other Whiskies
    -- Old Forester 100 Proof - Silver, Straight Bourbon
    -- Old Forester 96 Proof -- Silver, Straight Bourbon
    -- Pepe Lopez Gold - Silver, Mixto Tequila
    -- Don Eduardo Silver - Bronze, Silver/Gold (Unaged) Tequila

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive international spirits judging ever held in the U.S. on an annual basis and now attracts entries from more than 700 spirits from 52 countries. To learn more about the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, visit www.sfspiritscomp.com.

Brown-Forman Corporation is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality consumer products, including Jack Daniel's, Canadian Mist, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Fetzer and Bolla Wines, Korbel California Champagnes, and Hartmann Luggage.

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