The Spirits Olympics: Introducing the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Imagine, if you will, an Olympics-style contest but for spirits and liquors from around the globe. That’s essentially what the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) is. This prestigious event gathers distillers and spirit professionals from every corner of the world for a rigorous and exciting competition.
One of the most esteemed competitions of its kind, the SFWSC is recognized worldwide. During the multi-day event, a panel of expert judges evaluate spirits on a blind basis, meaning they aren’t privy to the brand or name. This ensures every spirit is judged solely on its merits, not the reputation that precedes it. Out of thousands of entrants, only the best earn accolades comparable to Olympic gold.
Buffalo Trace Distillery: A Consistent Crowd Pleaser
If it’s true that success breeds success, then Buffalo Trace Distillery is living proof. This American distillery located in Frankfort, Kentucky, boasts a long and storied history, dating back to the late 18th century. Over the years, it experienced a few name changes before finally becoming Buffalo Trace in 1999.
The distillery produces several lines of whiskey and bourbon, including its eponymous bourbon. Whether you’re sipping on their Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a bottle from the Antique Collection, or a drink from one of their other numerous offerings, you’ll quickly understand why this distillery regularly receives recognition and accolades.
Buffalo Trace’s Legacy of Success
Over the last decade, Buffalo Trace has consistently taken home top honors at international spirits competitions. Be it in North America, Europe or Asia, the Kentucky-based distillery has caught the attention of judges and sophisticated palates around the globe.
In recognition of Buffalo Trace’s impressive track record, Kentucky’s Governor declared July 2020 as “Buffalo Trace Distillery Month.” Truly, Buffalo Trace Distillery’s journey echoes the old adage: It’s not about the destination, but about the journey, one that weaves together a tapestry of accolades and applause.
Seven Shining Successes: Buffalo Trace’s 2021 Wins
Buffalo Trace’s undeniable quality and consistency shone once again at the 2021 SFWSC. The distillery received the ultimate validation of its excellence by bringing home a whopping SEVEN double gold awards. That’s no mean feat considering the tough competition it was up against.
Meet the Stars of the Show
The seven spirits earning Double Gold at the 2021 SFWSC include the likes of Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Bourbon, Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old, and the ever popular Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye. Each of these spirits showcased Buffalo Trace’s dedication to quality and the skillful art of distillation.
The impressive wins tell a story of a distillery wholly committed to its craft. The unwavering commitment to maintaining quality and consistency has brought Buffalo Trace the recognition it so fittingly deserves. Each drop in the bottles that carry the Buffalo Trace name is a testament to an uncompromising pursuit of excellence and an enduring distilling tradition.
Into the Future: Buffalo Trace Distillery
At Buffalo Trace, the future looks as golden as their award-winning spirits. If the past decade is anything to go by, they’re sure to continue turning heads and toasting success at prestigious competitions around the world, all while sharing the joy of exceptional bourbon beverages with us. Here’s to many more Double Golds.
When you pick up a bottle of Buffalo Trace, remember, you’re holding more than just a bottle of bourbon – you’re holding a piece of history. And if you really lean in and listen, you’ll hear the whispers of a craft perfected over centuries. Enjoy responsibly, and savor each sip!