Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
About Buffalo Trace Distillery:
It is a family owned distillery located in Franklin County, Kentucky. Whisky has been produced here since 1787 and legends such as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp and Elmer T. Lee have made their whisky here. Elmer T. Lee still does! Both George T. Stagg and Albert B. Blanton have given their names to this place in their time. The distillery produces bourbon, whisky and vodka. The distillery was even added to The National Historic Register. The distillery is also part of the Sazerac companies which drive business through New Orleans, Louisiana; Franklin County, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia and Loomis, California. Read more about the distillery here.
”2007 Distillery of the Year” (and in 2005)
Another accolade for Buffalo Trace. Whisky Magazine has declared Buffalo Trace the Distillery of the Year 2007.
Whisky enthusiasts from around the world have spoken - Buffalo Trace Distillery is Whisky Magazine’s “2007 Distillery of the Year”. The distinction was published at the yearly “Icons of the Industry” banquet, taking place in London on the 1st of March 2007.
Buffalo Trace gracefully follows up on their distinction of being declared the Distillery of the Year in America in November 2006. This title was a part of Whisky Magazine’s “Icons of the Industry” regional competitions and by winning it, Buffalo Trace could now move on to the grand finale, where the competitors were strong distilleries from Scotland, Ireland and not least Japan.
Kris Comestock, Brand Manager with Buffalo Trace, was present at the banquet in London and said: “This prize is a great honor and I am excited to be here to represent Buffalo Trace at this event. It is our sixth prize like this since 2000 and it is always thrilling to be recognized by a renowned expert such as Whisky Magazine. “
Whisky Magazine has distributed this award for 7 years. This year there was a change in the evaluation process, in that new regional competitions were implemented in the US, Japan, Ireland and Scotland. Each of the regional competitions are judged by local experts of the industry. When the regional winners have been found, they move on to the international part of the competition, where the regional winners then compete against one another.