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.