Sazerac Rye Whiskey distilled by Buffalo Trace

Sazerac Rye Whiskey

Distilled by Buffalo Trace in Kentucky.
The story goes that in the 1800s there were saloons that lined New Orleans Bourbon Street. The Sazerac “Coffee” House served a concoction of Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. That libation was supposedly America’s first cocktail titled simply “Sazerac” as a nod to the famed coffee house.

Their notes claim: Aromas of clove, vanilla, anise and pepper. Subtle notes of candies spices and citrus. The big finish is smooth with hints of licorice.

I am working on being better at picking up various notes. I found it super crisp and did pick up notes of orange and maybe a little vanilla. It also finishes really smooth and without reading I wouldn’t have pinpointed on my own but it does have a hint of licorice or anise on the finish. I drank it neat and just loved it.
I will most definitely keep it on my shelf. Good stuff.

It picked up two awards in 2014
2014 Double Gold Medal – The Fifty Best Rye Whiskey Tasting
2014 Gold Medal – New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

You can read more about it on their site


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