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Buffalo Trace wins big in Spirits competition

FRANKFORT, KY – Three Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits took home “Best of Category” honors at the 2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition.  Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon won in the category of Small Batch Bourbon 10 years or less, Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bourbon was named Best Straight Bourbon 6 years or older, and Wheatley Vodka won the category title for Best Small Batch Vodka. All also were awarded Gold Medals, as were the following spirits:

  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Weller CYPB Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Old Weller Antique Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye
  • Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (no age)
  • Benchmark Kentucky Straight Bourbon

 Silver Medals were awarded to:

  • W.L. Weller 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye Whiskey

This competition, now 13 years old,  was judged by a panel of there top industry judges including renowned authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners. The spirits were rated on a 100-point scale.

For more results at the 2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition go to https://fairplex.com/competitions/spirits-competition/awards-celebration.


The Spirit(s) World – Auchentoshan® Three Wood Single Malt Lowland Scotch Whiskey

This new single malt Scotch, which was matured in new ways within its brand and debuted in the US late this year, is said to be the only malt in Scotland to triple distill every single drop. The new Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Limited Release with a suggested retail price of $129.99 is Auchentoshan’s first whiskey exclusively matured in virgin North American oak casks, never before touched by any other spirit. The unusual aging technique where most whiskey is matured in former bourbon or sherry casks distinguishes it. Only 2,100 bottles are available of this unique Scotch (46 percent ABV) in this country.
This is an exceptional Scotch which must be tasted and savored slowly to capture its remarkable depth of flavor.