After opening on October 2 this year, Sazerac House is now bottling Sazerac Rye Whiskey in New Orleans.
Not only is Sazerac Rye iconic for the brand, but also long-associated with New Orleans. The bottling is occurring as part of the Sazerac House guest experience, which also includes sampling opportunities, guided tours and tastings, as well as the production of the aforementioned rye and Peychaud’s Bitters.
The Sazerac Rye will be available for sale in the Sazerac House retail shop, located adjacent to the distillery exhibit.
“We are so excited to put our bottling line to work. Sazerac Rye is the most awarded American Rye Whiskey and an integral ingredient in the Sazerac Cocktail,” said David Bock, distillery operations manager at Sazerac House. “Now guests visiting the Sazerac House who have explored our exhibits and learned about the illustrious history of the Official Cocktail of New Orleans, the Sazerac Cocktail, can bring a bottle of Sazerac Rye from the Sazerac house home with them to make their own cocktails.”
The majority of Sazerac Rye is still produced and bottled at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky, however, in the coming months Sazerac House will have its own 500-gallon capacity still.
The bottles from the inaugural bottling at Sazerac House will be specially-marked and available for sale in the Sazerac House gift shop for $27.00 for a 750 mL.