FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (March 27, 2012) – The winners from New York’s 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge have been announced. Buffalo Trace Distillery was honored for several of its new whiskeys, along with some classic favorites.
Judges awarded Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon the highest honor of “Chairman’s Trophy” winner among all other
Within the Canadian Whisky Category, Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky was awarded the “Chairman’s Trophy.” This $50 Canadian Whisky is the first Canadian Single Barrel whiskey of its kind and has been well received by both consumers and reviewers alike since its introduction in 2010.bourbon whiskeys. Blanton’s was the first Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey ever commercially sold back in 1984 and remains a favorite among connoisseurs.
Other highly recommended whiskeys from Buffalo Trace Distillery include:
- Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Bourbon (NEW)
- William Larue Weller Bourbon
- Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
- Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year Old Bourbon
- Benchmark Old No. 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
- Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon
- George T. Stagg Bourbon
- Kentucky Tavern Bourbon
- Buffalo Trace Bourbon
- Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey
- Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whisky
“The Ultimate Spirits Challenge is a prestigious spirits tasting competition, judged by some of the industry’s best. To have only 31 Chairman’s Trophies presented total, and for us to win two of them, makes us immensely proud,” said Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller.
Find a complete list of winners online at http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/the-results/2012-spirits-results/.