Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2019)
Thomas H. Handy // Kentucky, USA
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2019) is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky straight rye and is one of five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. This year's batch was distilled in the spring of 2013 and matured in Warehouses K, M, and N. It is bottled at 125.7 proof.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Nose shows an herbal, earthy profile along with tangy cherry notes. Toasted oak and maple also appear. As you taste, the flavors move on to cereal grains, crushed fall leaves, and vanilla. All of which intensify with added water. The flavor mimics these notes, with the finish focusing on those herbal, earthy and bittersweet flavors. Cherry is just a hint here."