Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans dating back to the 1800s. Sazerac Rye Whiskey was used to make the original, first and only branded American Cocktails The Sazerac.
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Their Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskeys are offered as a Cask Strength release. Once our traditional sweet mash process is distilled in our column stills we enter the barrel at the lowest entry proof they know of in Kentucky. They then barrel at 100 proof and 105 proof to highlight the balance of the distillate and alternate solubility expression they get from the barrel at a lower proof. They also barreled at a gradient of proofs between 100 and 120 proof for their first few years before settling into 100 and 105 proof. This is the reason you will find releases of the cask strength Rye varying in proof.
This three-grain recipe is 56 percent rye, 33 percent corn and 11 percent malted barley. Our rye mash bill is one they created for a broader balance of flavor to offset the typical high ryes commonly found. They use Kentucky-grown Heritage rye from their local KY Proud farm. They enter the new, air-dried #4 char, 53-gallon barrels at 100 proof and 105 proof for their Rye Whiskey and age until maturity in the barrelhouse. We age our Rye Whiskeys on the upper floors of the rickhouses for a minimum of 4 years with regular expressions expected to be between 6 and 8 years of age.