Friday, October 07, 2016


The Sazerac Company, producer and owner of brands including Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, George T Stagg and Old Rip Van Winkle, has announced the launch of a new limited edition high rye content bourbon from its 1792 brand.

1792 High Rye Bourbon (47.2% ABV) was distilled in May 2008, and aged for a little more than eight years on the second floor of Warehouse K at the historic Barton 1792 Distillery in Kentucky.
1792 High Rye Bourbon

1792 Bourbon, is well known for using a higher percentage of rye than most bourbons, but this special edition High Rye Bourbon, is said to bring an even more intense amount of rye to the mash bill.

This latest 1792 release, has been described by the brand as: “starting off with a lightly noticeable but balanced indication of smooth butterscotch, light vanilla, and orange peel. The pallet introduces hints of anise and black pepper but centre’s around the explosive spiciness of rye that increases, yet balances out on the surprisingly smooth finish.”

High Rye Bourbon, is the fifth limited edition release of 1792 Bourbon expressions, the High Rye joins previous releases of Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, Single Barrel and Full Proof Bourbons.

Limited in availability, 1792 High Rye Bourbon will be available later this month across the US, for a RRP of $35.99.

Posted by Steve Rush