Two Icons of Whisky awards for Buffalo Trace

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Buffalo Trace Distillery

Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Distillery finished up a succcessful 2011 by picking up two Icons of Whisky Awards in December.

The Frankfort distiller was awarded the title of “American Whisky Brand Innovator of the Year” at Whisky Magazine’s American awards ceremony for its single oak project – their exploration on the effects of different recipes and cask grain on the flavour of bourbon.

In addition, Buffalo Trace’s Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee was named “American Whisky Ambassador of the Year” at the ceremony in Louisville, reports

Elmer shares his enthusiasm for, and 50 years of experience in, bourbon making at Bufffalo Trace’s website

Buffalo Trace will go up against the winners of these two categories from Europe and Asia in the World Whisky Awards in London in March.

Whisky Festivals:

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

Event Details

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


King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

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