Sazerac Rye 18 Year (Fall 2017)
Sazerac Rye // Kentucky, USA
This rye whiskey contains a mashbill of Minnesota rye, Kentucky corn, and North Dakota malted barley. Distilled to 135 proof in the spring of 1998, the rye whiskey entered the barrel at 125 proof. It matured for 18 years in new, charred American oak barrels on the second floor of Warehouse K. Only 25 barrels make up this batch. Note: this rye was placed in stainless-steel tanks in 2016 to prevent further aging. It is 90 proof at bottling.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Lots of leather and dark rye spice on the nose so much that it is reminiscent of a saloon. Smells tough somehow. Apple skins and vanilla accompany the leather and rye. As to be expected these aromas translate on to the palate with the sweetness dialed down. Toasted vanilla and brown butter join in and the rye has a tangy finish. Damn good rye."
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