Buffalo Trace Distillery has received three of the spirits industry's most coveted awards – "Distiller of the Year," and Second and Third Finest Whiskies in the World for its William Larue Weller Bourbon and Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey.
The International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) named Sazerac Company, Buffalo Trace's parent company, "Distiller of the Year" in London last week at its annual awards. And earlier this month, Jim Murray named William Larue Weller Bourbon the "Second Finest Whisky in the World" and Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old the "Third Finest Whisky in the World" in his 2015 Whisky Bible. Both the William Larue Weller and the Sazerac Rye 18 year old are produced, aged, and bottled at Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible awards are based on evaluation of more than 4,700 whiskies. In describing the William Larue Weller, Mr. Murray notes," almost too profound for words... I always save this as one of the last whiskeys I taste for each Bible. In life you always need something to look forward to."
"We are very fortunate to have received such high honours on such a large stage," said Harlen Wheatley, master distiller. " To be up against so many competitors and to do so well is something in which we can all be proud."