Buffalo Trace announces 2012 Battle of the Bands winner

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Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey have announced that the winner of their 2012 Battle of the Bands contest is an Indianapolis band – the aptly-named Buffalo Head.

The five member band describe their music as, “hard country and southern rock, fueled by hard times, heavy drinking and honkytonk women” and take home a grand prize of $5,000.

the 373 bands which participated in the competition uploaded their tracks the Buffalo Trace Jukebox on the brand’s website and facebook page, where they faced monthly votes from January to June, with Buffalo Head collecting the most votes in the whole six-month period.

The other monthly winners, who won $500 each, were Astor Place Riot (4,062 total votes), Jimmy Honeyman Quartet (1,033 votes), Buffalo Bravado (791 votes), Greg Gardner & Voodoo Cowboy (671 votes) and 9ine Foot Squirrel (522 votes).

“Buffalo Trace is thrilled to discover great new music and offer 373 artists the chance to showcase their sound,” said Kris Comstock, brand manager, in a media release. “The contest has ended, but our online Jukebox rocks all day every day, so enjoy the music.”

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24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

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Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT


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Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

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