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Every Sazerac 18 Reviewed [2021]

Last updated Jan 13, 2021 | Published on Jan 10, 2021

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by Matty Sims

Sazerac 18 is a Kentucky straight rye whiskey bottled at 90 proof. Each release is different, but it’s commonly got a dusty funk on the nose and palate. In 1985, Sazerac laid an enormous store of rye whiskey. Those barrels were moved to steel tanks in 2003 and had been used for each Sazerac released until the 2019 release. That means the newest Sazerac was laid down in 2001.

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Sazerac 18 Analysis

Sazerac 18

Saz18 DetailsFacts
Mashbill
Large GrainMinnesota Rye
Small GrainKentucky Corn: Distiller's Grade 1 & 2
Finish GrainNorth Dakota Malted Barley
Fermentation
Milling Screen#10
Cook Temp240 Degrees Fahrenheit
WaterKY Limestone with Reverse Osmosis
FermentationCarbon Steel/Black Iron Fermenter
MashSour
Distillation
DistillationDouble Distilled
Beer Still and Doubler
Off the Still135 Proof
In the Barrel125 Proof
In the Bottle90 Proof
BarrelNew, White Oak
#4 Alligator Char (55 Seconds)
Barrel MakerIndependent Stave Co
712 East Main
Lebanon, KY 40033
Barrel Size53 Liquid Gallons
66.25 Original Proof Gallons
FiltrationChill Filtered



Sazerac 18 2020 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2020
Saz18Average2020
Evaporation Loss65.51%76.90%
WarehouseWarehouse K
Floors3rd Floor
# of Barrels26.57N/A
Age18.1318.4
Proof9090

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Sazerac 18 2019 Review

Saz18Average2019
Evaporation Loss65.51%83.50%
WarehouseWarehouse L & K
Floors2nd Floor
# of Barrels26.57N/A
Age18.1318.40
Proof9090

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Saz18 2019 Awards

  • 2019 Best Rye, 11 Years and Over – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible

Sazerac 18 2018 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2018
Saz18Average2018
Evaporation Loss65.51%72.70%
WarehouseWarehouse K
Floors2nd Floor
# of Barrels26.5724
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2018 Awards

  • “3 Stars – Recommended” – F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal, December 2018
  • 2018 Best Rye, 11 Years and Over – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible

Sazerac 18 2017 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2017
Saz18Average2017
Evaporation Loss65.51%72.70%
WarehouseWarehouse K
Floors2nd Floor
# of Barrels26.5725
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Sazerac 18 2016 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2016
Saz18Average2016
Evaporation Loss65.51%72.10%
WarehouseWarehouse K
Floors2nd Floor
# of Barrels26.5724
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2016 Awards

  • “4 Stars – Highly Recommended” – F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal, December 2016
  • 2016 Best Rye Whiskey, 11 Years & Over – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible

Sazerac 18 2015 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2015
Saz18Average2015
Evaporation Loss65.51%58.48%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5725
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2015 Awards

  • 2015 Third Finest Whisky in the World – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible

Sazerac 18 2014 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2014
Saz18Average2014
Evaporation Loss65.51%58.35%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5726.00
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2014 Awards

  • 2014 – 21st Annual Whisky Advocate Award: American Whiskey of the Year
  • 2014 Gold Medal, American Rye Whiskey 8 Years and Over – World Whiskies Awards

Sazerac 18 2013 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2013
Saz18Average2013
Evaporation Loss65.51%0.58
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5727.00
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Sazerac 18 2012 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2012
Saz18Average2012
Evaporation Loss65.51%57.61%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5728
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2012 Awards

  • 2012 #4 of The Ten Highest Rated Whiskies – Whisky Advocate Magazine Winter
  • 2012 Liquid Gold Award – 95 points – Jim Murray’s 2013 Whisky Bible

Sazerac 18 2011 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2011
Saz18Average2011
Evaporation Loss65.51%57.27%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5728.00
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2011 Awards

  • 2011 Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Extraordinary-Ultimate Recommendation – Chairman’s Trophy Winner – Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Sazerac 18 2010 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2010
Saz18Average2010
Evaporation Loss65.51%56.49%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5728.00
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2010 Awards

  • 2010 Rye Whiskey of the Year – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • 2010 World Whiskey of the Year – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • 2010 Extraordinary-Ultimate Recommendation – Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2010 Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Sazerac 18 2009 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2009
Saz18Average2009
Evaporation Loss65.51%56.13%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5728.00
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Sazerac 18 2008 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2008
Saz18Average2008
Evaporation Loss65.51%54.08%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5728.00
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Sazerac 18 2007 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2007
Saz18Average2007
Evaporation Loss65.51%51.94%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5728.00
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Sazerac 18 2006 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2006
Saz18Average2006
Evaporation Loss65.51%67.73%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5728.00
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2006 Awards

  • 2006 Silver Medal – Best in Class – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2006 Silver Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Sazerac 18 2005 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2005
Saz18Average2005
Evaporation Loss65.51%N/A
WarehouseN/A
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.57N/A
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2005 Awards

  • 2005 American Whiskey of the Year – Malt Advocate Magazine
  • 2005 Rye Whiskey of the Year – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • 2005 Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2005 Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition

Sazerac 18 2004 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2004
Saz18Average2004
Evaporation Loss65.51%68.47%
WarehouseWarehouse K
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.5725.00
Age18.1320
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2004 Awards

  • 2004 Rye Whiskey of the Year – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • 2004 Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2004 Silver Medal – International Spirits Challenge

Sazerac 18 2003 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2003
Saz18Average2003
Evaporation Loss65.51%74.00%
WarehouseWarehouse Q
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.57N/A
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2003 Awards

  • 2003 Silver Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2003 Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2003 Silver Medal – International Spirits Challenge

Sazerac 18 2002 Review

Saz18Average2002
Evaporation Loss65.51%74.00%
WarehouseWarehouse Q
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.57N/A
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2002 Awards

  • 2002 Gold Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2002 Silver Medal – International Spirits Challenge

Sazerac 18 2001 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2001
Saz18Average2001
Evaporation Loss65.51%N/A
WarehouseN/A
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.57N/A
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2001 Awards

  • 2001 American Whiskey of the Year – Malt Advocate Magazine
  • 2001 Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2001 Gold Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2001 Bronze Medal – International Spirits Challenge

Sazerac 18 2000 Review

Sazerac 18 (BTAC) 2000
Saz18Average2000
Evaporation Loss65.51%74.00%
WarehouseWarehouse Q
FloorsN/A
# of Barrels26.57N/A
Age18.1318
Proof9090

Full Review Coming Soon

Saz18 2000 Awards

  • 2000 Bronze Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Written by Matty Sims

Matty Sims is the Editor-in-Chief at a digital media company. LeAnn (his wife) and his daughters Claire, Maddy, and Adele along with a brand new pup Booker live in Taylors, SC, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He enjoys cracking a well-aged bottle of bourbon with friends and sharing stories, or cracking one of his favorite daily sippers on the back porch while the pup and his kids play in the backyard. He is a storyteller at heart, and Bourbon has deep roots in storytelling.

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