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Sazerac House celebrates New Orleans cocktail culture

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NEW ORLEANS — Visitors to New Orleans who want to learn more about cocktails will soon have a new place to go.

No, it’s not another bar. The Sazerac Company, a Louisiana-based spirits maker, is opening the Sazerac House on October 2.

The six-story building houses multiple floors of exhibits as well as a gift shop and the company’s headquarters.

Visitors can walk through and learn about the city’s cocktail culture and the various spirits the Sazerac Company makes, especially those used in the signature New Orleans drink called the Sazerac.

Rye whiskey — a key ingredient in the cocktail — will be made on site. But the first batch won’t be ready for six years.

Tasting is encouraged. Free samples will be given to visitors, and there will be special classes and tastings daily.

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