Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 2023

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The Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 2023 release is a continuation of a revered tradition in the world of fine spirits. As a part of the esteemed Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, this whiskey pays homage to Thomas H. Handy, an influential figure in New Orleans' cocktail history, known for popularizing the Sazerac cocktail.

Age Profile
Year of Distillation: Spring of 2017
Release: Fall of 2023
Proof for release: 124.9 proof 


Large Grain: Minnesota Rye
Small Grain: Kentucky Corn; Distillers Grade #1 and #2
Finish Grain: North Dakota Malted Barley

Distillation & Aging
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
Warehouse: Warehouses S
Floor: 3rd and 4th Floors

Tasting Notes:

Notes: Notes of orange zest and lemon oil along with caramel and hints of pine

Palate: Freshly baked rye bread spread with orange marmalade and honey

Finish: Lingering finish of light oak and black licorice

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