Stagg Jr. Named Best of Whiskey at 2015 LA International Wine & Spirits Competition


FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (Aug. 4, 2015) – Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Stagg Jr received highest honors at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, being named Best of Whiskey. Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon also garnered top praise, winning Best of Category. For demonstrating superior quality and taste, these two bourbons were ranked among 365 other premium spirits that were submitted from a total of 34 countries.

In addition to these honors, the Distillery won five gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal.

Buffalo Trace Distillery whiskies earning medals include:

  • Gold Medal
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Eagle Rare Single Barrel
  • Stagg Jr.
  • Sazerac Straight Rye
  • H. Taylor Small Batch
  • Silver Medal
  • Benchmark
  • Wheatley Vodka
  • Bronze Medal
  • Blanton’s Single Barrel

“These honors distinguish us among a range of highly regarded premium spirits,” Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said. “We couldn’t be more proud of these recognitions.”

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, Sept. 4 – 27, in “The Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace.”

Complete results of the 2012 LAIWSC are available at

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