FRANKFORT, Ky. — Buffalo Trace Distillery earned the title "Distillery of the Year" from Tasting Panel Magazine at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a four day event that includes blind tastings conducted by over 40 judges. The title is awarded to the distiller that earns the most points, measured by the number and level of awards won in a given year.
Buffalo Trace collected a total of 18 medals and a Best in Class designation, including five Double Gold medals, four Gold medals, six Silver medals and three Bronze medals and the title of Best Small Batch Bourbon 11 Years and Older for its Eagle Rare 17 Year Old.
“Our focus has always been on making quality spirits, so this honor motivates us to continue the hard work and maintain the high standards we’ve set for ourselves,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “This is an ongoing team effort. We’re very proud and thankful for the work every one of our team members puts forth for our whiskies to reach this level of recognition.”
Buffalo Trace's award-winning spirits include:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
- Wheatley Vodka
- Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream Liqueur
The distillery, which has now garnered over 1,000 awards, is also undergoing a $1.2 billion expansion of its distilling capabilities.