Buffalo Trace named “Distillery of the Year” at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020

In addition to this coveted title, Buffalo Trace won another 18 awards


The San Francisco World Spirits Competition SFWSC is one of the most respected spirits competitions worldwide. No wonder Buffalo Trace is proud of the awarded medals and the appointment as Distillery of the Year 2020.

Five double gold medals, four times gold, six times silver and three times bronze is the result for the whiskey distillery from Frankfort / Kentucky at this year's competition, including well-known and popular labels such as William Larue Weller, Colonel E.H. Taylor, Buffalo Trace or George T. Stagg. Added to that is the title “Best Small Batch Bourbon 11 Years and Older” for the Eagle Rare 17 years and last but not least, the appointment as Distillery of the Year 2020.

“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 is quoted in a press release. “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.”

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is a four-day competition in which more than 40 jurors, renowned experts from the whiskey branch, judge the submitted products in blind tastings.

For Buffalo Trace, the awards are a confirmation that they are on the right track with the current expansion, so that they can continue to offer their high-quality whiskeys in sufficient quantities in the future: More than one billion US dollars are currently being invested to expand the distillery and the warehouses (we reported).

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