Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2020)
Thomas H. Handy // Kentucky, USA
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2020) is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and is one of the five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. For the 2020 release, barrels were filled in spring 2014 and were picked from barrels which matured in Warehouses K, M, and N. The evaporation for this batch was 32%. Bottled after 6 years and 2 months of aging at 129 proof.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Brown sugar and baking spices lead on the nose, with vanilla and mint. The palate starts hot and bold, with cinnamon and licorice, along with candied orange peels, sour cherries, cola, and gingersnaps. A powerful, lengthy finish shows rye spice, tannic oak and leather, along with sugar-dusted fresh mint as if you're leaning into a Mint Julep."