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Sazerac Straight Rye 18yr (2015 Antique Collection) Review

Sazerac Straight Rye 18yr (2015 Antique Collection) The Sazerac straight rye 18 year old was distilled in 1985 then aged 18 years it was all transferred from the casks into containers and has been released in batches annually since.

Tasted as part of the Masterclass with Drew Mayville this is yet to be released in the UK

The 2016 version, Drew Mayville, has confirmed will be the first version that has been created since 2003.

This was my favourite from the range, it really is pretty spectacular and right up my street, lovely drinking dram and full of gentle fruity sweets and molasses. I really really like this.

On Release this will be available from specialist retailers like The Whisky Exchange but it will sell out quickly

Tasting Notes & Details


The sweetness in here comes across initially like those artificially fruity boiled sweets, then a massive sweetness including rptreacle, Christmas cake spices and a lightly toasted bread like note.


Very spicy, fruity boiled sweets, molasses, very much like a lovely sweet cognac, sweet and gentle, lovely drinking dram.


Oaky, sweet, spicy but not hot

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Sazerac Straight Rye 18yr (2015 Antique Collection)
Age: 18
ABV: 45.00
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
Type: Rye
From: USA, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 13/10/2015 by Tom

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