Sazerac Rye 18 Year 2020 is a Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and is one of the five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. For the 2020 release, barrels were filled in spring 2002 and were picked from barrels which matured on the third floor of Warehouse K. The evaporation for this batch was 76.9%. Bottled after chill-filtration after 18 years and 4 months of aging at 90 proof.
Nose: Peppermint and menthol capture your attention upfront on the nose, backed by classic rye spice.
Palate: The palate then brings semisweet Baker's chocolate to the table, along with tannic oak, pine needles, cinnamon and cloves.
Finish: The finish is fairly quick, with cedar, black pepper and vanilla, with a closing flourish of Peppermint Patties.