BARTON 1792 PRODUCES THREE HIGH WINNERS AT THE
2014 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL WINE SPIRITS COMPETITION
BARDSTOWN, kENTUCKY (July 1, 2014) – Barton 1792 Distillery’s namesake brand, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, was named Best of Category in the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Spirits Competition, and the Distillery’s Zachariah Harris Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Kentucky Tavern Straight Bourbon Whiskey each took silver medals in the competition.
All entries submitted from the Distillery in this year’s competition took home an award.
“It’s an honor that all three of our entries in this year’s Los Angeles International Wine Spirits Competition have received such high regards,” Ken Pierce, director of distillation and quality assurance, said. “We are very proud of our placements amongst this year’s competition.”
The Los Angeles International Wine Spirits Competition was formed in 2007, with an esteemed panel of judges using a blind-tasting method to award medals to the best distilled spirits from around the world. The award-winning entries will be displayed during the Los Angeles County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 28, 2014 in “The Wine, Beer Spirits Marketplace.”
Complete results of the 2012 LAIWSC are available at http://www.laspiritscomp.com/.
About Barton 1792 Distillery
Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands of Kentucky, with facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, a family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The distillery is located on 192 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring. Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This small batch Bourbon whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent winner of a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. To learn more about the Distillery visit http://www.1792bourbon.com/.