Barton 1792 Distillery’s Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey won a gold medal at the recently held International Spirits Challenge in London. Three other Barton 1792 bourbons won silver medals, which are Kentucky Tavern, Very Old Barton 80 Proof, and Very Old Barton 90 Proof.
The Tasting Awards were held over 10 days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals. Samples were delivered to the judging area in flights of numbered tasting glasses to ensure the accuracy of the blind tasting. Each judge assessed the products according to age, region and variety, which is determined by the entrant and verified by the Chairman.
This year, the International Spirits Challenge received more than 1,600 entries from nearly 70 countries around the globe.
Here it deserves a mention that Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.