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Buffalo Trace Named Distillery of the Year

via Man of Many


If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that the Buffalo Trace Distillery is good at two things: Winning awards and making bourbon of the highest quality. Indeed, the world’s most awarded distillery has gone and done it again. At the prestigious 2020 San Fransisco World Spirits Competition, Tasting Panel Magazine has named Buffalo Trace Distillery of the Year. This comes just three months after the acclaimed Kentucky distillery was named American Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine.

Are we surprised? Not really.

With a growing honour roll of more than 1,000 awards over the years, it is clear that their commitment to excellence is second to none. Between the highly-sought-after-nearly-impossible-to-find Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and the more accessible bourbons like Buffalo Trace and Weller Special Reserve, they took home 18 medals and a Best in Class designation, including five Double Gold medals, four Gold medals, six Silver medals and three Bronze.

Below is the list of awards Buffalo Trace took home:

Double Gold medals went to

  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight American Rye Whiskey
  • Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Gold medals were awarded to

  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Weller Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Silver medal recipients were

  • Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Bottled-in-Bond Straight American Rye Whiskey
  • Weller CYPB (Craft Your Perfect Bourbon) Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Bronze medals went to

  • Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Wheatley Vodka
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream Liqueur