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    Re: Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    That's the thing...I don't think this is new. My assumption is that this was the PROTOTYPE for what we now know as Saz18. I think JH just dipped into his library of OLD samples and found it, and decided to share/brag.
    Right, this was my assumption.

    I just found John Hansell's tweet from 12/30/12 and this is the original text:

    "What I'm drinking tonight: the prototype to what is now the legendary Sazerac 18 yr. rye whiskey. But 110.2 proof!"

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    Re: Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    Then apparently Sazerac believed this would show better than a 90 proofer.

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    Re: Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    Or they just hadn't decided yet what proof they would be bottling it at.

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    Re: Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    Lower proof always means higher profit.

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    Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    A few of questions I have:

    Is this the tanked Saz18 @ a higher proof (same as current BTAC) or is it new rye that BT has been sitting on for the past 18yrs?

    If the latter, is it just older BabySaz/THH or something else?

    Finally, what I really want to know is if there are any plans to make this a real product offering?
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    Re: Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Finally, what I really want to know is if there are any plans to make this a real product offering?
    Highly doubtful unless they have too much stock at some point in the future. The Saz 18 is flying off the shelves at its current proof and pricepoint.

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    Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    A few of questions I have:

    Is this the tanked Saz18 @ a higher proof (same as current BTAC) or is it new rye that BT has been sitting on for the past 18yrs?

    If the latter, is it just older BabySaz/THH or something else?

    Finally, what I really want to know is if there are any plans to make this a real product offering?
    It isn't anything new. It's just a whiskey writer drinking from a bottle he has had for a long time.
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    Re: Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    It isn't anything new. It's just a whiskey writer drinking from a bottle he has had for a long time.
    Probably the one they were talking about here and here.
    Last edited by Smithford; 01-10-2013 at 18:05.
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    Re: Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    Quote Originally Posted by Smithford View Post
    Probably the one they were talking about here and here.
    Great recon and how we would all love to have a pour of this from better than a decade ago!
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    Re: Sazerac 18 Year Rye - Prototype Barrel Proof

    I can't wait for the chill filtered 90 proof version of this!


 

 

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