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This year’s collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. The Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old is comprised of whiskey that has been aged on the first floor of Warehouse K.  The first floor enables the barrels to age slowly.  This vintage has a crisp spice, minty sweetness and pleasant oakiness.  The Eagle Rare 17 Year Old was distilled in the spring of 1993 and has been aging in Warehouses C, H, I, K, and Q.  With 17 years of aging under its belt, it brings to the table notes of leather, vanilla and tobacco.  The George T. Stagg was found in Warehouses H, I, K, and L.  This uncut, unfiltered bourbon, distilled in the winter of 1993 and weighing in at 143 proof, tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee.  The William Larue Weller is the Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheat recipe bourbon.  It was distilled in the summer of 1998 and aged on the fourth and ninth floors of Warehouses I and P.  This release registers in at 126.6 proof.  It tastes of caramel corn, light toffee and pipe tobacco.  The Thomas H. Handy Sazerac is an uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey.  This year’s Handy was distilled in the spring of 2OO4 and aged on the third and fourth floors of Warehouses K, M and P.  It is 126.9 proof.  The flavor is cinnamon and allspice, with a bold lingering finish.

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