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Sazerac House Debuts Whiskey Tasting Experience & Cocktail Celebrations

07:00 May 22, 2024
By: Lillian Foster

Get in the Spirit

The Sazerac House will host its first-ever guided whiskey-tasting experience this June. Guests can expect to get a taste of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC), Sazerac de Forge Cognac and premium batched cocktails.

Drink and Learn: A Punch Perfect Summer

June 14

Local drinks historian Elizabeth Pearce will lead guests through a tasting of four masterfully prepared cocktails. Each cocktail consists of intricately blended flavors and ingredients, all just in time for summer gatherings. The event is $45 and will be at 6 p.m.

BTAC Whiskey Grid Tasting

June 15 & 16

Guests will undergo a unique exploration of five esteemed bourbons, guided by bourbon expert Gregg L. Triche. The 90-minute tasting experience includes a detailed journey through the 2024 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: Sazerac 18-Year-Old, Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old, William Larue Weller, George T. Stagg and Thomas Handy. The event is $175 and will be at 5 p.m. on June 15 and 2 p.m. on June 16.

Sazerac Cocktail Day

June 23

In honor of the day in 2008 that the Sazerac cocktail was named the official cocktail of New Orleans by the Louisiana State Legislature, guests will enjoy a museum experience followed by Sazerac cocktail classes featuring Sazerac de Forge Cognac. After a Coffee House cooler, guests will transition to tastings of Peychaud's Bitters and Peychaud's Aperitivo Spritz, Sazerac de Forge Cognac, Herbsaint cocktail, and Sazerac Rye. Tickets prices range from $10-$45 and time slots range from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets for each experience can be purchased at tickets.sazerachouse.com.

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Sazerac House's History

Opened in 1852 in the French Quarter, the Sazerac House began serving their specialty Sazerac cocktail with renowned brandy Sazerac de Forge et Fils. When a pest named phylloxera began destroying grape vines and drying up the brandy supply, the Sazerac House switched from brandy to rye.

Sitting in a historic building on the corner of Canal and Magazine, the Sazerac House is one of America's oldest family-owned, privately held, and nationally operating distillers. The immersive exploration features three stories of exhibits including private event venues, an on-site Sazerac Rye distillery, and Peychaud's Bitters production facility.

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