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Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 2020 750ml bottle

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18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
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18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Antique Collection, this 2020 edition of Sazerac 18 year old Kentucky straight rye is a quaff of pure Peppermint Pattie sweetness in a glass! Distilled in Spring 2002 and released in Fall 2020, this select rye is double distilled in BTD beer stills and aged for 18 years and 4 months in hand-picked new white oak barrels with #4 55-second charring. Matured to a barrel strength of 90 proof, 2020 Sazerac 18 year old rye whiskey has a mash bill of Minnesota rye, distiller grade #1/#2 Kentucky corn, and N. Dakota malted barley and offers a nose full of bold peppermint candies, spice, and chocolate. The taste captures notes of tannins, pine, cinnamon, and decadent dark chocolate wafers.
Beverage type:
Rye Whiskey
Alcohol Level:
45%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
Kentucky
Expert Rating:
98
Vintage:
2020
Tastes like:
Mint
Chocolate
Spice
Cloves
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2020

About the brand
Around 1850, Sewell T. Taylor sold his New Orleans bar, The Merchants Exchange Coffee House, to become an importer of spirits, and he began to import a brand of cognac named Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils. Meanwhile, Aaron Bird assumed proprietorship of the Merchants Exchange and changed its name to Sazerac Coffee House. On October 2, 2019, the Sazerac House opened to the public as a museum and immersive experience that shares the history of the New Orleans cocktail culture, including the Sazerac. Legend has it that Bird began serving the "Sazerac Cocktail", made with Sazerac cognac imported by Taylor, and allegedly with bitters being made by the local apothecary, Antoine Amedie Peychaud. The Sazerac Coffee House subsequently changed hands several times, until around 1870 Thomas Handy became its proprietor. It is around this time that the primary ingredient changed from cognac to rye whiskey, due to the phylloxera epidemic in Europe that devastated the vineyards of France. At some point before his death in 1889, Handy recorded the recipe for the cocktail, which made its first printed appearance in William T. "Cocktail Bill" Boothby's The World's Drinks and How to Mix Them (1908) although his recipe calls for Selner Bitters, not Peychaud's. After absinthe was banned in the US in 1912, it was replaced by various anise-flavored liqueurs, most notably the locally produced Herbsaint, which first appeared in 1934. By the early 20th century, simple cocktails like the Sazerac had become rare, which eventually rekindled their popularity. The creation of the Sazerac has also been credited to Antoine Amédée Peychaud, a Creole apothecary who emigrated to New Orleans from the West Indies and set up shop in the French Quarter in the early 19th Century. He was known to dispense a proprietary mix of aromatic bitters from an old family recipe. According to popular myth, he served his drink in the large end of an egg cup that was called a coquetier in French, and the Americanized mispronunciation resulted in the name cocktail. This belief was debunked when people discovered that the term "cocktail" as a type of drink first appeared in print at least as far back as 1803—and was defined in print in 1806 as, "a mixture of spirits of any kind, water, sugar and bitters, vulgarly called a bittered sling.".
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Raitings & Reviews (31)
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Zechariah Surina
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Amazing this bottle completed my antique buffalo trace collection!! I'm very happy to own it!!😎
Posted on Dec 1st, 2021
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Gerard Andrews
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$27 for 2oz pour. Was awesome however I put it third behind 2018 WLW and ER18
Posted on Jul 14th, 2020
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Argelia Lozano
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Apricot to the nose. Vanilla sweet perhaps shrouded licorice and a smooth rye finish.
Posted on Jul 8th, 2020
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Donna Messier
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9/10. Extraordinary. Same flavor profile as the Child Saz yet only more top to bottom and amplified flavors.
Posted on Jul 7th, 2020
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Joseph Matheson
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additionally at lucile'ss so it was bomb and hot
Posted on Jul 6th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Peppermint, spice, chocolate, oak, pepper
Taste
Dark chocolate, mint, oak, pine, cinnamon, cloves
Finish
Short, sweet, minty
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