Sazerac 18 Year Rye (Fall 2014)


Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA


community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 29 )

This is 1 of the 2 ryes, along with Thomas H. Handy, of the 5 whiskeys known as the Antique Collection. This straight rye was aged in Warehouse K at Buffalo Trace. This whiskey is named for the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans, which was the first place to serve the Sazerac cocktail with rye whiskey instead of Cognac.

  • age
    18 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new charred oak

Tasting Notes

"This has more of a weighty, oily texture than the Handy. Apple and pear fruits with true rye bread flavors - some molasses, clove, allspice, black pepper. A faint hit of peppermint and thyme dries out the finish, but there's still enough to savor."

Score 90

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Rich & Full Bodied