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2021 6 Year Old Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml

Type:  Rye
Proof:  129.5hot
Country:  United States
Region:  Kentucky


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Beyond the Name

2021 Thomas H Handy is a highly sought-after bourbon that is part of the coveted “Antique Collection Series” produced at the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery. It is named after Master Distiller and innovative bartender  2021 Thomas H Handy. who had a remarkable reputation for making a great cocktail. This rare blend is rich and smooth with prominent notes of anise, mingled with charred rye. On the palate, you’ll notice bold notes of torched oak, and undertones of tobacco, and cinnamon. The finish is smooth with slight hints of spearmint and chocolate.

Thomas H. Handy 2021 is a bold spirit that has been around since 1782 and he evolved over the years but hasn’t changed in quality. It was a popular spirit in bars and saloons, which used to be called coffee houses. The famed Sazerac Coffee House was founded in 1850 in New Orleans, It was a well-known Saloon were people gathered and enjoyed a fine spirit. Although it was a well-known place, it wasn’t until 1895 that they were mentioned in print. Vincent Miret was a bartender and co-owner at the Sazerac House and had a reputation for being the best mixer of cocktails in the city of New Orleans. The recipe was initially a blend of brandy, sugar, and bitters, but in 1885 the brandy was swapped out for Rye Whisky.

It is mentioned that somewhere between 1895 and 1899,  2021 Thomas H Handy the owner of Sazerac House sold 6 bottled cocktails however there isn’t any mention of a Sazerac until 1901. In 1919 Thomas H. Handy launched the Sazerac Company, right before prohibition took effect. The company managed to stay afloat by incorporating a restaurant and deli until 1933 when they got back into the cocktail-making business. They launched a bar, and lunchroom, and even opened a manufacturing and bottling facility in New Orleans. The recipe was renewed bottled and sold exclusively at the Sazerac Bar successfully until 1949. After the location closed it moved to the Roosevelt Hotel where it is still around today. In 1952 they started launching other spirits such as vodkas and began acquiring other brands.

After they started acquiring distilleries in Kentucky and launched Buffalo Trace in 1999. Their success led them to purchase several distilleries and brands and has now become one the most recognized companies in the Nation. This highly collectible spirit was a 2022 cask-strength rye-based release from Buffalo Trace’s much anticipated annual Antique Collection series. It is an uncut, and unfiltered Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and is one of the five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. For the 2021 release of Thomas H. Handy is bottled uncut and unfiltered at 129.5 proof (64.75% ABV). This straight rye whiskey was distilled in the spring of 2015 and aged in Warehouses I, L, O, and K.

2021 Thomas H. Handy 6 Year Old Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml

Brand History

2021 Thomas H. Handy 6 Year Old Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml
Thomas H. Handy whiskey embodies a legacy steeped in tradition and excellence. Named after the renowned whiskey expert and distiller Thomas H. Handy, whose expertise and dedication revolutionized the industry, the brand stands as a testament to craftsmanship and innovation.

Founded in [year], Thomas H. Handy Distillery emerged as a beacon of quality in the heart of the bourbon country. With a commitment to using only the finest grains and time-honored techniques, the distillery quickly garnered a reputation for producing some of the most exceptional whiskeys in the world.

Thomas H. Handy whiskey is more than just a spirit; it’s a celebration of the artistry and passion that goes into every bottle. Crafted with precision and care, each sip offers a journey through layers of rich flavor and complexity.

From the first pour to the last drop, Thomas H. Handy whiskey delights the senses with its distinctive character and smooth finish. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, it’s an experience that connoisseurs and novices alike can appreciate.

Embodying the spirit of its namesake, Thomas H. Handy whiskey continues to uphold the legacy of excellence that has defined the brand for generations. With each batch crafted with the same dedication and attention to detail, it’s a timeless classic that stands the test of time.

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