Buzzard’s Roost Claims Multiple Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition


May 5, 2021

Louisville-based Buzzard’s Roost earned three gold medals recently at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The brand won top recognition for its Toasted Barrel Rye (Double Gold) and Barrel Strength Rye (Gold). It is the second year in a row the brand, founded in 2019, has won awards at the competition.

The Buzzard’s Roost Toasted Barrel Rye is bottled at 105 proof and finished in proprietary barrels to lend added vanilla character to the whiskey, according to a news release. The Barrel Strength is uncut and unfiltered and is typically bottled between 113 and 116 proof. Both employ a 95% rye, 5% barley mash bill, are aged at least 36 months, and retail for $79.99.

“We are excited to be three-for-three at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, especially as such a new company,” said Jason Brauner, Buzzard’s Roost Master Blender. “We’re not shy about the whiskey we source because we feel our secondary barrels, which we custom design, give us the edge. Our unique maturation process allows us to nail down a taste profile that appeals to both rye lovers and bourbon fans.”

Buzzard’s Roost products recently became available in Massachusetts after having previously been available only throughout Kentucky.