FRANKFORT, Ky. — Whisky Magazine has recognized W.L. Weller “Craft Your Perfect Bourbon” (C.Y.P.B.) as both Best Kentucky Bourbon and World’s Best Bourbon at the 2021 World Whiskies Awards. It is a Buffalo Trace Distillery product.
“Whiskey drinkers played a key role in the crafting of this wheated bourbon,” said Joshua Steely, brand director, bourbon. “A few years ago, we asked whiskey drinkers to choose their ideal bourbon recipe, proof, warehouse location and age through a fun, interactive online activity called Craft Your Perfect Bourbon. This bourbon is the result of overwhelming whiskey drinker consensus―a wheated recipe bourbon aged on the highest warehouse floors for eight years and bottled at 95 proof. We are humbled to receive recognition for this collaborative effort.”
Tasting notes describe Weller C.Y.P.B. as having a nose of citrus and oak. The palate is well rounded and balanced, with a medium-long finish and hints of vanilla.
Whiskies competing in each category were subject to blind tastings in a three-round judging process to select, reward and promote the world’s best whiskies to consumers and trade worldwide. For more information about the World Whiskies Awards visit www.worldwhiskiesawards.com.
Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., has a tradition dating to 1773 producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its Col. E. H. Taylor Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018” and its William Larue Weller and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac were named 2nd and 3rd finest whiskeys in the world, respectively, in the “Jim Murray Whiskey Bible 2020.” www.buffalotracedistillery.com. To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/media