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    Sazerac Rye mashbill

    Excuse me if this has been discussed in other posts, but I'm wondering what the mashbill is in Sazerac Rye whiskey (both the 6 yr. and 18 yr.)?

    I find the Sazerac Rye 6 yr. to be excellent. The Sazerac 18 yr. is on my 'to try' list.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    if I post the link right, this will take you to page 4 of the BTAC sticky which has barturtle's pdf files
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...t=11718&page=4

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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    Quote Originally Posted by B.B. Babington View Post
    if I post the link right, this will take you to page 4 of the BTAC sticky which has barturtle's pdf files
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...t=11718&page=4
    Thanks very much for the link. I just posted the following question on that thread:

    I would assume that the Sazerac 6 yr. has the same mashbill as the 18 yr.
    I am wondering the proportion of the rye (large grain), corn (small grain), and malted barley (finish grain) in Sazerac Rey. I know that the rye has to be at least 51%, but I suspect the % to be much higher.

    Any insights as to the proportion of the 3 grains?

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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    Two questions.

    Are you referring to the Handy or the regular issue Saz?

    If the latter, does it still have an age statement? I thought that disappeared.

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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    ...I would assume that the Sazerac 6 yr. has the same mashbill as the 18 yr....
    There's no reason to believe that as far as I know. Anyway, industry people tell us mashbill is fairly unimportant when it's just a few % points compared to the house style of the distillery and the warehouse location.

    Saz Jr. is its own creature. It is a current product at an operating distillery.

    You might find VW rye and Saz 18 to be much more closely related.
    Here's a fun post to read.

    Roger
    Last edited by Rughi; 05-05-2011 at 10:59.

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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    Two questions.

    Are you referring to the Handy or the regular issue Saz?

    If the latter, does it still have an age statement? I thought that disappeared.
    I was referring to both Sazerac 6 yr. & Sazerac 18 yr. I was wondering the proportion of rye, corn, and malted barley in the mashbill. (I suspect the rye is likely higher than 51%.)

    Thanks.

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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    Let me try this again.

    When you speak of the Sazerac 6 year, are you referring to the Thomas Handy Sazerac or the standard 90 proof bottling? If you're referring to the 90 proof bottling, does it still have an age statement? I thought that disappeared some time ago.

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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    Let me try this again.

    When you speak of the Sazerac 6 year, are you referring to the Thomas Handy Sazerac or the standard 90 proof bottling? If you're referring to the 90 proof bottling, does it still have an age statement? I thought that disappeared some time ago.
    My apologies for not being precise/clear. I am referring to the Sazerac 90 proof. (Attached is a photo.)

    I don't currently have a bottle on hand, so I don't know if it is still showing an age statement on the bottle. The reviews that I've seen on it all refer to it as a 6 yr.

    Thanks, again.
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    Last edited by Shell; 05-05-2011 at 12:52.

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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    I am 99.999999995% sure the Sazerac and Handy have the same mashbill. I have not even heard anyone insinutae that they may not be the same. The rumor is that the Saz 18 is from Medley or Berheim.

    I would actually guess that currently NAS Saz (which is still available although hard to find around here) is firmly in the "barely legal" category, maybe even a little lower than Ritthouse.
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    Re: Sazerac Rye mashbill

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post
    There's no reason to believe that as far as I know. Anyway, industry people tell us mashbill is fairly unimportant when it's just a few % points compared to the house style of the distillery and the warehouse location.

    Saz Jr. is its own creature. It is a current product at an operating distillery.

    You might find VW rye and Saz 18 to be much more closely related.
    Here's a fun post to read.

    Roger
    Is there any reason to believe that they are using more than one rye mashbill? It hadn't occurred to me that the Sazerac 18, baby Saz, and Handy might not be the same going into the barrels. It's certainly possible, but it seems odd that they would have special mashbills for such low-volume products.

 

 

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