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Sazerac Rye 18 Year-Old

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Sazerac Rye 18 Year-Old bottle

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Vitals

Style
Rye (
Straight
)
Proof
90
MSRP (2020)
$100
Age
18 years
Mashbill
Undisclosed (Buffalo Trace Rye Mashbill)
Bottler
Availability
Released Annually
Format
750mL

What You Should Know

  • Sazerac Rye 18 Year-Old was one of the original three releases in the first edition of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, released in 2000. The other two releases were Eagle Rare 17 Year-Old and W. L. Weller 19 Year-Old.
  • Sazerac is the name of Buffalo Trace's parent company, Sazerac Company, founded in New Orleans in 1869 by Thomas H. Handy. Sazerac Coffee House gained fame as the home of “America’s First Cocktail” known as the Sazerac.
  • In 2005 Sazerac 18 Year-Old was awarded American Whisky of the Year by Whisky Advocate. Rather than risk over-oaking any of the 1985 distillate they had aging, Buffalo Trace dumped the barrels in to stainless steel tanks. From 2006-2016, Sazerac 18 Year-Old releases were stainless-steel tanked. From 2016 onward, Buffalo Trace began using new distillate.

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Sazerac Rye 18 year-old label
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Sazerac Rye 18 year-old cork wrap
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