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Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 2022 Release 65.5%
The cult rye whiskey from Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection.
A nose with floral notes, fennel, marmalade and cinnamon, followed by a palate with baking spice, a burst of orange peel and tobacco, and a long finish of cinnamon, and rye spice.
This release was distilled in the Spring of 2016 and bottled in Autumn 2022 having spent six years and four months in cask.
It was aged in #4 char, virgin white American oak barrels, in warehouses I, L & M, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort Kentucky.
31% of the original whiskey placed in these barrels was lost to evaporation.
The mash bill was made up of Kentucky corn, Minnesota rye, and North Dakota malted barley.
Bottled unfiltered and uncut, the 2022 release comes in at a respectable 65.5%abv
A sensational - and incredibly sought after bottling -
“ 3,2,1, gone…”