LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 13, 2024) – The Sazerac Company is honored to have been awarded a total of 67 awards across spirits categories in the prestigious 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). Top honors include 22 Double Gold medals – including the third consecutive Double Gold for W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon, in turn earning the expression a Platinum medal – as well as 12 Gold, 30 Silver and two Bronze medals.

Sazerac brands receiving prestigious accolades include 1792, Eagle Rare, William Larue Weller, Paul Masson, George T. Stagg, A. Smith Bowman, and more. Traveller Whiskey, Buffalo Trace Distillery’s newest whiskey innovation created in collaboration with Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician Chris Stapleton, was honored with its first award: a silver medal.

The competition, held April 5-7, is the oldest and largest competition of its kind. Founded in 2000, the SFWSC is one of many competitions hosted by The Tasting Alliance, a group of hundreds of judges evaluating the world’s best wine, beer and spirits.

“We are honored and humbled to have received dozens of medals across spirits categories from this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition,” said Jake Wenz, President and CEO at Sazerac. “These awards are a testament to our incredible team, whose dedication to premiere distilling and aging across Sazerac’s vast portfolio allows us to produce the finest spirits for our fans around the world.”

Sazerac brands awarded Double Gold and Gold medals at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition include:

Double Gold

  • 1792 Bottled in Bond
  • 1792 Full Proof
  • 1792 Single Barrel
  • 1792 Small Batch
  • 1792 Sweet Wheat
  • A. Smith Bowman Cask Strength
  • Benchmark Full Proof
  • Benchmark Single Barrel
  • Benchmark Small Batch
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream
  • Eagle Rare Straight Bourbon
  • E.H. Taylor Single Barrel
  • E.H. Taylor Small Batch
  • George T. Stagg Straight Bourbon
  • Mister Sam Canadian Whisky
  • Paul Masson VSOP
  • Rich & Rare Reserve
  • Seagram’s VO
  • Stagg Straight Bourbon
  • W. L. Weller 12 Year
  • W. L. Weller Full Proof
  • William Larue Weller


  • 1792 Aged 12 Years
  • Benchmark Bonded
  • Benchmark Top Floor
  • Booth’s Finest Old Gin Sherry Cask
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Straight Bourbon
  • Chestnut Farms Bottled in Bond
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Straight Bourbon
  • Imperial 12 Year Old Blended Scotch
  • Legacy Canadian Whisky
  • Royal Canadian Small Batch
  • Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey
  • W. L. Weller Single Barrel
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