Sazerac // Kentucky, USA
Named after the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street in New Orleans (and subsequently the cocktail), Sazerac Rye is produced at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. It is aged from four to six years and formerly had an age statement of six years. It's bottled at 90 proof. The rye category's growing popularity has made this bottling difficult to keep in stock.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The aroma is pleasant with cherry fruit, sweet vanilla, and a light smoky char note. A mix of barrel spices, a gentle herbal note, and wax are a few more notes found on the nose. The rye spice is moderate on the palate--not too punchy or intense, but present. The cherry note found on the nose is here as is the char smoke. The bittersweet finish is fruity and of medium length. Although a Sazerac Cocktail seems like the way to go, this would be great in a Manhattan as well."