2 Barton bourbons win double gold at 2016 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition

BARDSTOWN, Ky.—Barton 1792 Distillery received two double gold medals for its 1792 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel and Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

If you’re like me, you haven’t heard of Zackariah Harris bourbon, but apparently its a bargain that appears to be worth more to judges’ palates than its bottom-shelf-dwelling $13-$15 price implies.zackariah-harris-bottle

According to a news release, the double gold medal is given only if every judge awards a gold medal to the product.

Other Barton 1792 Distillery products recognized by the NYWWSC included 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (gold medal), and Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (silver medal).

The competition is associated with the Triple Crown of Competitions (The San Francisco International Wine Competition and The San Francisco World Spirits Competition), and is in its sixth year. The NYWWSC aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

The NYWWSC is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges including award-winning authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners, who rate each spirit on a 100-point scale.

Full results from the 2016 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition can be found by clicking here.

by steve coomes

Steve Coomes is a restaurant veteran turned award-winning food, spirits and travel writer. In his 25-year career, he has edited and written for multiple national trade and consumer publications including Nation's Restaurant News and Southern Living. He is a feature writer for Edible Louisville & The Bluegrass, Whisky Magazine, WhiskeyWash.com and The Bourbon Review. The author of two books, "Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke," and the "Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits," he also serves as a ghostwriter for multiple clients.

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