Sazerac Rye Whiskey

Sazerac Rye Whiskey

About Sazerac Rye Whiskey

Year Founded:
Distillery Location:
Frankfort, Ky.
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Buffalo Trace Distillery
113 Great Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, Ky.
502 696 5926

Master Distiller / Blender:
Harlen Wheatley, master distiller
Types of Spirits Made:

Sazerac Rye Whiskey Essential Facts

  • The brand’s Thomas H. Handy bottling is named for a bartender who, according to legend, was the first to use rye whiskey in a Sazerac cocktail instead of the traditional cognac.
  • The 18-year-old is in very short supply and is a favorite of bartenders and whiskey drinkers.

How you should drink Sazerac Rye Whiskey

Discussion (2)

  • Pat posted 3 years ago

    Jason, I will add just one other: Sazerac Rye is still my base of choice for a Sazerac cocktail.

  • Jason Stone posted 3 years ago

    Oh, I like this straight rye whiskey. I was telling my friend a while ago, when we were enjoying some fine moonshine whiskey made with my whiskey still that I mostly prefer Sazerac Rye Whiskey straight. The only concession I can make - and this under special circumstances - is with a bit of water; but nothing else!

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