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Thomas H. Handy 2017

Buffalo Trace

Regular price $1,199.99

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Size:

750 ML

Proof:

127.2

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Created: Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • Aged Six Years
  • Coconut Notes
  • Lighter Tone

Taste
Thomas H. Handy 2017 is a highly sought-after bourbon that is part of the coveted "Antique Collection Series" produced at the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery. It is named after Master Distiller and innovative bartender Thomas H. Handy. who had a remarkable reputation for making a great cocktail. This rare blend is bold with prominent notes of coconut, mingled with cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate, you'll notice sweet notes of toffee, and undertones of fig cake and candied fruit. The finish is long and warm with faint notes of mint.

History
Thomas H. Handy 2017 is a bold spirit that has been around since 1782 and he evolved over the years but hasn't changed in quality. It was a popular spirit in bars and saloons, which used to be called coffee houses. The famed Sazerac Coffee House was founded in 1850 in New Orleans, It was a well-known Saloon were people gathered and enjoyed a fine spirit. Although it was a well-known place, it wasn't until 1895 that they were mentioned in print. Vincent Miret was a bartender and co-owner at the Sazerac House and had a reputation for being the best mixer of cocktails in the city of New Orleans. The recipe was initially a blend of brandy, sugar, and bitters, but in 1885 the brandy was swapped out for Rye Whisky. It is mentioned that somewhere between 1895 and 1899, Thomas H. Handy the owner of Sazerac House sold 6 bottled cocktails however there isn't any mention of a Sazerac until 1901. In 1919 Thomas H. Handy launched the Sazerac Company, right before prohibition took effect. The company managed to stay afloat by incorporating a restaurant and deli until 1933 when they got back into the cocktail-making business. They launched a bar, and lunchroom, and even opened a manufacturing and bottling facility in New Orleans. The recipe was renewed bottled and sold exclusively at the Sazerac Bar successfully until 1949. After the location closed it moved to the Roosevelt Hotel where it is still around today. In 1952 they started launching other spirits such as vodkas and began acquiring other brands. After they started acquiring distilleries in Kentucky and launched Buffalo Trace in 1999. Their success lead them to purchase several distilleries and brands and has now become one the most recognized companies in the Nation. This highly collectible spirit was a 2017 cask-strength rye-based release from Buffalo Trace's much anticipated annual Antique Collection series. It is one of five expressions in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC). Always highly regarded, the 2012 edition won World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2013. It is a barrel proof and non-chill filtered limited release rye whiskey produced by the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

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