This latest award denotes a trifecta of recent world’s best whiskey awards received by Buffalo Trace Distillery, A. Smith Bowman Distillery and Barton 1792 Distillery – each of which are owned by the Sazerac Company.
A. Smith Bowman Distillery received the honor of Whiskey Magazine’s World’s Best Bourbon two years in a row, for its John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon in 2017, and for its Abraham Bowman Port Finished Bourbon in 2016. This fall, Buffalo Trace Distillery received top recognition in “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018,” where it received the top prize of World Whisky of the Year for its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon.
1792 Full Proof was first released in the summer of 2016 by Barton 1792 Distillery as one of its limited edition expressions, and is now released once a year.
Full Proof is bottled at its original 125 barrel-entry proof, and has a strong, full flavor that is balanced with sweet vanilla and notes of caramel, the company says.
The World Whiskies Awards were announced at the Whisky Magazine Awards presentation held in London on March 22.
Whiskies in each category were subject to blind taste testing.