You’ve come for a Sazerac Rye 18 Year Review. And that is exactly what you shall have! In fact, we’ve got multiple mini-reviews. A roundup, if you will, with everything you need to know to get yourself started on the Saz 18 road. At the end of the day, you can’t take someone’s word for it, though. You have to get out there and try it. You are the absolute best judge when it comes to the best whiskey. Never forget that.
Keep reading to hear from the wonderful whiskey family out there! We follow a lot of these guys and gals. We’re happy to hear what they have to say. If you have your own thoughts, we’ll remind you later to pitch them to us in the comments below. Let’s get everybody talking!
Sazerac Rye 18 Year – Bottle Specs
With autumn comes the release of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection (BTAC). Sazerac Rye 18 is one of five in the lineup, along with George T. Stagg, William Larue Weller, Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old, and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac. Let’s have a rundown of the bottle.
Sazerac Rye 18-Year-Old Profile:
Rye, corn, and barley
Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery (Frankfort, Kentucky)
ABV: 45% (90 Proof)
Suggested Retail: $99.99
(Note: A quick Internet search may yield prices in the four-figure range.)
Launched in 2000
Sazerac Rye 18 Year Review
The guys over at Breaking Bourbon have gathered all the release info for the 2019 BTAC. Thanks to those gents for keeping the rest of us organized. For now, we’ll see what folks have been saying about the Sazerac Rye 18 in 2019 and earlier.
The Expert Roundup
“The 2019 Sazerac 18 Year is the best it has been in years, but does it reach the level of the steel tanked batch? If you like that old whiskey funk, this one’s for you.” – @breakingbourbon,
“Nice sipper for a Saturday evening. A 2014 Sazerac Rye 18 hits the spot!” – @bourbon_buddies
“Back on the 2015 Sazerac 18yo this afternoon for a quick pour. It’s got this amazingly unique nose that I can’t resist… Why can’t the newer releases taste this good?” – @whiskey_of_the_people
“One of my favorite rye mixers, a 50/50 blend of TH Handy and Sazerac 18. I don’t mind them by themselves (especially the THH), but when you blend the two, they each bring what the other is missing. So tasty. If you’re able, you should definitely give this a shot.” – @abushong
“Today’s rye is the 2018 Sazerac 18yr from Buffalo Trace, bottled at 45% and wishing it were more like 50.5%.” – @whiskeycurator
“Got to try this old Saz 18 this past weekend. What a treat! Definitely a different taste profile from the newer Sazerac Ryes. Spring 1983… talk about some old juice!” – atl_brown_water_society
“Sazerac 18 had tons of oak on the nose, more muted spice, vanilla, and a nice mix of fruits. The spice hits you more on the palate, balanced off by a brown sugar-like sweetness, and finishing with a peppery dry finish. This was ridiculously fun to try and a worthwhile splurge for a special occasion at a whiskey bar.” – @beeraficionado
“Nightcap: Sazerac 18 Year Old Straight Rye. Pencil shavings, leather, cinnamon, tobacco, oranges, banana, gentle mint, and a spicy drying oak finish.” – @scott_to
Mind Our Contemporary Collection of Fine Barware
So, yeah. We’re not about the antiques when it comes to our whiskey decanters and whiskey glasses. Though some of them possess a luxurious old-world charm, they’re made fresh by Kentucky craftsmen and artisans. You’ll love our lineup. Don’t miss it!
And for every decanter we sell, we plant a tree in its honor. It’s a cool thing, and you get to think about that cool thing every time you pour from your unique whiskey decanter.
Want another rye to try? Check out our Peerless Rye Whiskey Review Roundup. You might be surprised how much you love it (if you don’t already).
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