Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2014)
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
This is the high proof rye of the 5 whiskeys known as the Antique Collection. It is named after the New Orleans bartender who first used rye in the Sazerac cocktail. This release was distilled in the spring of 2008 and aged on the 5th floor of Warehouse M. Highly recommended with a drop or two of water to let the flavors develop.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew charred oak
"This is pure rye poetry in a glass - nutmeg, allspice and clove with apricot, malted milk chocolate and a touch of black tea. Finish is long and lingering, which is fine, because who really wants to say goodbye to such a pretty whiskey?"