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It’s always Whiskey Day in New Orleans

In New Orleans, there’s no shortage of unique cultural traditions and flavorful culinary delights. But one of the city’s most storied claims to fame is its rich ties to whiskey.

As the gateway to the Mississippi, New Orleans has always been a hub for commerce. In the 1800s, that meant vast quantities of Kentucky whiskey poured through its port. But New Orleanians weren’t satisfied to simply drink the stuff – we had to turn it into something entirely their own.

Enter the Sazerac. This iconic cocktail originated in New Orleans in the mid-1800s, and it quickly became a staple of the city’s bustling bar scene. Made with rye whiskey, sugar, absinthe, and bitters, the Sazerac is a bold and complex drink that perfectly captures the spirit of New Orleans.

But whiskey’s importance to the city extends beyond our signature cocktail. We’ve been the home to The Sazerac Company for more than 150 years. Whether it’s sipping a smooth and spicy glass of Buffalo Trace neat or enjoying a classic Old Fashioned made with EH Taylor, Sazerac’s whiskeys are a signature part of any Sazerac House visit.

But what really sets New Orleans apart is the way we blend our whiskeys with other aspects of our culture. Whether it’s a Whiskey Mule, a Manhattan, or a Sazerac, wherever we gather, we come up with creative ways to savor our favorite whiskeys.

In the end, whiskey is just one more piece of the puzzle that makes New Orleans a city unlike anywhere else. And for those who know and love us, it’s an essential ingredient in the recipe for a truly unforgettable experience. So, if you’re ever in New Orleans, join us at the Sazerac House and raise a glass to our city’s rich whiskey heritage.




Events


Drink & Learn: A Punch Perfect Summer

Friday, June 14, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of cocktail exploration as we dive into the art of batched cocktails, perfectly suited for summer gatherings. Local drinks Historian Elizabeth Pearce will lead this elevated experience. Participants will enjoy four iconic cocktails as they discover the secrets behind balancing flavors, selecting quality ingredients, and mastering the art of batching cocktails for entertaining. $45 per person. All guests must be 21 to participate. Guided Sazerac product tasting. Approximately 90 minutes. 45 people maximum capacity

Elevated Sazerac Cocktail Tasting

Sunday, June 23, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

June 23rd is named Sazerac Cocktail Day for a reason! Join us as we explore the evolution of New Orleans’ official cocktail: The Sazerac! This is an elevated, boozier version of our daily tasting class which featuring Sazerac products: Cognac de Forge, Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Peychaud’s Bitters, and Herbsaint Liqueur. $45 per person. Approximately 75 minutes.

Sazerac Cocktail Day! House Tour

Sunday, June 23, 2024
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Sazerac House Tour will be transformed for this one-day-only experience! Join us in celebration on June 23rd, the day in 2008 when the Sazerac Cocktail was named the official cocktail of New Orleans by the Louisiana State Legislature. Guests of the Sazerac House will experience an elevated museum experience which includes amplified tastings and storytelling of the spirits that make the Sazerac Cocktail so special!  Peychaud’s Bitters and Peychaud’s Aperitivo Spritz Samples in Peychaud’s Apothecary  High end Sazerac de Forge Cognac sampling  Specialty Herbsaint cocktail  Sazerac Rye Whiskey sampling (our in-house distilled spirit!)  The Perfect Sazerac Cocktail Guests must be 21 and over to enjoy the samples. Tickets are $10 per person. Guests under 21 or not wishing to drink may purchase a free ticket to enjoy the museum and storytelling.

Sazerac Cocktail Day! House Tour + Speakeasy Access

Sunday, June 23, 2024
11:00 am - 4:15 pm

This ticket type includes the full Sazerac Cocktail Day experience PLUS access to the beautiful Charente Speakeasy Tasting Room to relax and enjoy a full-sized Sazerac Cocktail featuring Cognac de Forge. The Sazerac House Tour will be transformed for this one-day-only experience! Join us in celebration on June 23rd, the day in 2008 when the Sazerac Cocktail was named the official cocktail of New Orleans by the Louisiana State Legislature. Guests of the Sazerac House will experience an elevated museum experience which includes amplified tastings and storytelling of the spirits that make the Sazerac Cocktail so special!  Peychaud’s Bitters and Peychaud’s Aperitivo Spritz Samples in Peychaud’s Apothecary  High end Sazerac de Forge Cognac sampling  Specialty Herbsaint cocktail  Sazerac Rye Whiskey sampling (our in-house distilled spirit!)  The Perfect Sazerac Cocktail Guests must be 21 and over to enjoy the samples. Guests under 21, or those not wishing to drink, may purchase a free ticket to enjoy the museum and storytelling.