The rare 18-year-old expression of the famous Sazerac Kentucky straight rye, released as part of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection series.
The history of Sazerac rye dates back to the 1800s, when the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal street would serve up rye whisky based mixers, one of which would become the Sazerac cocktail. This 18-year-old is the premium version of the classic expression, available in very limited quantities in Australia.
Buffalo Trace tasting notes:
“Very mature, with notes of oak, leather molasses and all-spice. The long, warm finish is preceded by notes of mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, vanilla, and lingering pepper.”
Distilled from Minnesota rye, Kentucky corn and North Dakota malted barley. This was distilled through Spring 1998 and bottled Fall 2018.
Distillation: Double distilled; beer still and doubler.
Proof off still: 135 proof.
Barrel: New, White Oak; #4 Char; charred for 55 seconds.
Barrel maker: Independent Stave; Lebanon KY.
Barrel entry proof: 125 proof.
Barrel size: 53 liquid gallons; 66.25 Original Proof Gallons.
Warehouse: Warehouse K.
Evaporation loss: 72. 7 % of the original whiskey lost to evaporation
Barrel selection: 24 handpicked barrels.
Product Age: 18 years old at bottling.
Tasting comment: “Dark Chocolate, Tobacco and Cinnamon”
- Buffalo Trace