A Monumental Victory for Buffalo Trace at the Drink Awards
When you think of premium bourbon, there’s a good chance Buffalo Trace distillery immediately jumps to mind. And why wouldn’t it? This powerhouse in the world of bourbons and spirits is known for its history, its quality, and its unrivaled mastery. But let’s step away from the general praise for a moment and focus on a recent accolade that firmly bolsters their claim to whiskey supremacy.
Seven Reasons to Celebrate
In a truly astounding sweep, Buffalo Trace whiskies – and we’re talking about multiple bottle varieties here – nabbed a whopping SEVEN Double Gold medals at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition. That’s right, seven distinct Buffalo Trace whiskies walked away with Double Gold honours, an accolade that’s only awarded if each judge unambiguously gives a spirit a golden vote.
W.L. Weller C.Y.P.B
Picking up a Double Gold, the youngest of the Weller line flexed its rich ancestry in style. With the bold character of sweet caramel balanced with oak, the Weller bourbons notched up another win. Craft Your Perfect Bourbon (C.Y.P.B.), is a unique W.L. Weller expression, allowing bourbon enthusiasts to virtually craft their perfect bourbon. Its well-deserved win adds more layers to Buffalo Trace’s victorious feat.
Eagle Rare 17 Year Old
Veteran Bourbon drinkers and newbies alike have a soft spot for this well-aged whiskey. With 17 years under its belt, Eagle Rare showed it had more than longevity to offer. Its rich, creamy palate, dusted with cocoa and vanilla, helped it earn its Double Gold status.
The younger and uncut brother of the well-known George T. Stagg came forth swinging. With its high proof and unfiltered glory, this beast of a bourbon made itself known, and the judges at the San Francisco Spirits Competition were listening. The balance Stagg Jr. brings to the table undeniably put it in the running, and subsequently, on the winners’ list.
Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old
This is a rye whiskey that could convert even the staunchest bourbon enthusiasts. Rich and full-bodied with an unbelievable balance of spice and baked fruit notes, this 18-year-old beauty walked away with a Double Gold, proving once again that Buffalo Trace can do no wrong when it comes to premium spirits.
More Than Just Awards
For those unfamiliar with the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, some clarification on its significance seems warranted. Founded in 2000, it has quickly achieved recognition as one of the most respected spirits competitions in the world. The competition is fierce, the judging rigorous, and winning requires much more than the average bottle experience. It’s a testament to quality, craftsmanship, and dedication.
In essence, Buffalo Trace’s spectacular feat signaled more than just an external tipping of the hat. With each Double Gold, the distillery demonstrated an unwavering commitment to producing world-class spirits. They have showcased a relentless pursuit of perfection, one that has clearly paid off in the form of these enviable awards.
This Calls for a Toast
It’s indeed an exciting and celebratory time for Buffalo Trace, their master distillers, and the loyal legion of bourbon lovers. As they revel in their victory, the world lifts a glass and heartily toasts to their deserving success. After all, isn’t an award-winning bourbon the best kind of bourbon?