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Double Golds and More for Buzzard's Roost

Updated: May 31, 2023

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Liz Barrett (312) 446-6945

Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey Adds Double Gold, Platinum and Silver to its Roster of Awards

Louisville, KY – May 25, 2023 – Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys is thrilled to add

four new awards – and a new 91-point review – to its list of accolades. Results of the

2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Fred Minnick’s 2023 Ascot Awards


  • Double Gold medal for Buzzard’s Roost Char #1 Rye from 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • Platinum for Buzzard’s Roost Smoked Barrel Rye and Buzzard's Roost Char #1 Bourbon in the 2023 Ascot Awards

  • Silver medal for Buzzard’s Roost Smoked Barrel Rye in the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • Silver medal for Buzzard’s Roost Cigar Rye in the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

“We are over the moon with these new accolades,” said Buzzard’s Roost CEO Judy

Hollis Jones. “The judges for both the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and

Fred Minnick’s Ascot Awards are the best, most experienced and influential whiskey

experts in the world. High marks from them speak loudly.”

In addition, the Summer 2023 edition of Whisky Advocate includes a 91-point review of

Buzzard’s Roost Smoked Barrel Rye. Citing “it as a big, bold whiskey with good

balance,” the review describes the whiskey as “intense from the first sip with tons of

dark-roasted coffee that plays with sweet notes of honey, a touch of herbs, citrus and

wood, along with bracing licorice and earthy spices.”

“Whisky Advocate is one of the world’s most authoritative sources for whiskey

recommendations,” says Buzzard’s Roost co-founder and master blender Jason

Brauner. “A 91-point review means a lot to us.”

About Buzzard’s Roost: Buzzard's Roost Sipping Whiskey is an independent blender

and bottler of exceptional whiskeys crafted using pioneering techniques. Buzzard’s

Roost whiskeys stand out for their exceptional flavors, which are created using a break-

through combination of techniques for second barrel maturation including 18-month-

seasoned oak barrels with a Char #1 over very specific and intentional levels of toast.

Buzzard’s Roost coaxes complex flavors from each barrel leading to rye whiskeys and

bourbons that are like no other whiskey in the world.

Since launching in Kentucky in 2019, Buzzard’s Roost continues expansion across the

U.S. and Canada and is currently distributed in 11 states. Select products are available online and at the Buzzard's Roost Whiskey Row Experience in downtown Louisville. All Buzzard’s Roost whiskeys are second-barrel aged and bottled at Bardstown Bourbon Company. Buzzard’s Roost is proud to be a woman-led company. Follow @BuzzardsRoost on Instagram and Facebook.


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