This is the Fall 2012 Release of Buffalo Traces coveted Antique Collection member: Sazerac Rye 18yr. This is their tanked rye distillate.
Floral fruity rye, spearmint, caramel, vanilla sweetness. Overall, its a lot mintier than I remember Saz rye being, but given that the 6yr is super herbal, I can see this developing into that, despite the differences in the product.
Medium thickness, no heat at all. Sweet rye spice, pine and spearmint, vanilla. Its herbal, really rich and leans into the pine, spearmint and floral woodland notes. Really interesting.
Long and sweet lots of dry rye spice and spearmint
Very good, and certainly well made, but not my preferred rye profile - all spearmint and floral grassy notes. I would love to try this at a greater proof, but in the BTAC lineup, THH is my rye guy for sure, and this falls behind a hair.