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07.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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GEORGE T. STAGG BOURBON IS THE TOP OF THE WORLD

For the second year in row, George T. Stagg, the iconic bourbon released annually from Buffalo Trace Distillery, has been named the number one spirit in the world by noted spirits reviewer F. Paul Pacult. The list, compiled annually by Pacult, was released in his June 2O12 issue of the spirit journal. Last year, George T. Stagg was the first American Whiskey to ever be named number one in journal’s 13 years of tabulating. Stagg knocked off the perennial favorite Highland Park 18 Scotch Whisky for the first time ever, and this year the Stagg beat out a Northern Highlands Single Malt Scotch. Notes Pacult about this year’s winners, “Spirits are continually getting better and more sophisticated each year. It’s no surprise to us that three of the top five spirits in the world hail from Kentucky, which right now is one of the hotbeds of distilling prowess.” The George T. Stagg Bourbon Whiskey is part of the Antique Collection that is released each fall from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Long considered the frontrunner of the Collection, the Stagg has collected countless prestigious awards over the years. The 2O12 version of the George T. Stagg will be released later this fall with the Antique Collection.

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