Rye Whiskey

Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2015)

Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey

By S.D. Peters Rating: A The annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection includes an 18-year aged version of its standard, 6-year old Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey. The difference in age expresses a maturity in the spicy notes, making the 18-year expression a more enjoyable sipping rye for those who favor the whiskey’s spicy side. The release for the 2015 Antique Collection ...

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Thomas H. Handy Rye Whiskey Review (2015)

Thomas H. Handy Rye Whiskey

By S.D. Peters Rating: A+ In 1870, Thomas H. Handy, proprietor of the Sazerac House in New Orleans, altered the Sazerac cocktail by replacing cognac with rye whiskey. In doing so, he created the world’s most famous rye cocktail. Each year, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection honors Handy’s contribution to rye culture with a special straight rye Whiskey that’s uncut ...

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Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2015 Released

Whiskey fans rejoice, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2015 Antique Collection in late September. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what loyal fans can expect: George T. Stagg The powerhouse favorite of the Antique Collection, the 2015 George T. Stagg weighs in at 138.2 proof this year.  ...

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WhistlePig Old World Madeira Finish Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Madeira Finish

By S.D. Peters Rating: A+ WhistlePig’s Old World Series Rye, a limited release, is Master Distiller Dave Pickerell’s experimental finishing of Straight Rye Whiskey in French Sauternes, Madeira, and Port casks. Such finishes, which have long been in use to enliven some Old World fire water, are the perfect complement to uisge beatha’s New World Cousin. The first release in ...

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Rye Whiskey’s 21st Century Comeback

By S.D. Peters Virginia, August 2015 I was at my local Virginia ABC Store to purchase a bottle of Wild Turkey Rye. The manager, who was working the counter, asked if I’m particular to Wild Turkey. “The 101’s my go-to bourbon,” I said; then, nodding at the bottle of WT Rye on the counter, “but that’s what I always keep ...

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