THOMAS H. HANDY STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
Thomas H. Handy 2020 Release is an uncut and unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled directly from the barrel, just as it was over a century ago. Full of rich flavors, this authentic American rye whiskey is a symbol of the timeless history of New Orleans and the legacy of Thomas H. Handy. One of Five expressions released as the Buffalo Trace 2020 Antique Collection
Proof: 129 (64.5% ABV)
Origin: United States
Distillery: Buffalo Trace distillery
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (Fall 2020) is an uncut, unfiltered 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 2014 and were picked from barrels which matured in Warehouses K, M, and N. The evaporation for this batch was 32%. Bottled after 6 years and 2 months of aging at 129 proof.
Thomas H. Handy 2020 Straight Rye Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose: Brown sugar and baking spices lead on the nose, with vanilla and mint.
Palate: The palate starts hot and bold, with cinnamon and licorice, along with candied orange peels, sour cherries, cola, and gingersnaps.
Finish: A powerful, lengthy finish shows rye spice, tannic oak and leather, along with sugar-dusted fresh mint as if you’re leaning into a Mint Julep.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, that is owned by the Sazerac Company. It has historically been known by several names, including the George T. Stagg Distillery and the Old Fire Copper (O.F.C.) Distillery. Its namesake bourbon brand, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, was introduced in August 1999. The company claims the distillery is the oldest continuously-operating distillery in the United States. The company says the name “Buffalo Trace” refers to an ancient buffalo crossing on the banks of the Kentucky River in Franklin County, Kentucky. The Sazerac Company purchased the distillery in 1992.