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    Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    Did Sazerac Rye, aka Baby Saz, Saz Jr., Sazito, ever carry an age statement?

    I can't remember ever seeing a photo of an age-stated Sazerac or a seeing one in the flesh, as it were, but something in my brain tells me it was once 6 y/o. Brisko, I believe, stated that he thought Saz had once been an AS product.

    Another piece of fuzzy evidence is that it is listed in the Michigan Price Book as SAZERAC RYE-6 YR

    Any dusty enthusiasts out there know anything else about this? Anyone have any old bottles of Saz in the bunker they can photograph and post?
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    Re: Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    Thanks for starting a new thread, Josh. You are correct, I was under the impression that it was a 6 y/o. But I have absolutely no proof of that.

    John Hansell's review listed it as a 6 y/o, too.

    And, I have a spreadsheet with notes on pretty much every brown spirit I've purchased, and I listed it as a 6 y/o. Whether that was from the label or by the power of suggestion, I don't know.

    I searched greatbourbon.com on the "Wayback Machine" (webarchive.org) and it looks like Baby Saz got added to the website late in 2006. The image there didn't have any age statement visible, so if it was there, it would have had to been on the back of the label, or maybe on a neck tag?

    Anyway, where'd we get the idea that it was 6 y/o? Did Sazerac push this in the early marketing or was it actually on the label/

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    Re: Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    Josh, I don't have any hard evidence for you but I recall it being 6 years old too.
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    Re: Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    Everyone has always said it's 6-years-old but I don't believe that has ever been on the label.

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    Re: Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    Ohio has it listed a 6 YR as well on their site.

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    I don't recall there ever being an age statement on the label.

    There is a first production run bottle on eBay. I do not see it in the photos there either.

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    Re: Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    No actual proof or link to it, but, I seem to hazily recall that BT introduced it to the market as a 6yo rye. Now that we seem to be accelerating faster & further into the NAS world, it does not sound sensible that BT would make such statement. Maybe someone else can track this down in the past.

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    Re: Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    BT has always been good about telling us how old something is and I believe that's what happened with Baby Saz, especially since it followed the success of Saz 18. I don't believe it ever said six years on the bottle.

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    Re: Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    BT has always been good about telling us how old something is and I believe that's what happened with Baby Saz, especially since it followed the success of Saz 18. I don't believe it ever said six years on the bottle.
    I know you've commented many time that you tend not to believe what producers claim about the ages of NAS products; do you find BT to be more credible than some?

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    Re: Did Sazerac ever have an age statement?

    Isn't Handy also a 6 year old Rye from Buffalo Trace? Is baby Saz a diluted verson of Handy or is it completely different recipes?

 

 

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