Live vertical tasting: five straight vintages of Sazerac Rye 18 yr. old, this Wednesday on TwitterOctober 5th, 2009
My live Twitter review for this week is a continuation of my review of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection whiskeys. This week, I’m expanding it a bit, and this should be very interesting!
In addition to reviewing the new 2009 release of Sazerac Rye 18 yr. old, I’ll also be lining up the four previous vintages too (2005-2008). I tasted each one of these when they were originally released, but it will be fun to line them up and compare them side-by-side!
Now, here’s what makes this even more special! Since the 2006 vintage, the whiskey being bottled is the SAME whiskey. (Including Jim Murray’s Whiskey of the Year in the 2010 Whisky Bible.) It has been sitting in stainless steel tanks to prevent the whiskey from additional oak influence. However, the one thing that has surprised me (and many others) is that this whiskey changes in flavor every year. So yes, whiskey does CHANGE (I won’t call it aging) while it is stored in stainless steel.
If you’re not doing anything, join me this Wednesday @ 4pm EDT on Twitter (http://twitter.com/JohnHansell). If you have any of these vintages, pour some in a glass and follow along with me.