Monday, December 14, 2015

Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey

Sazerac Rye Whiskey is distilled and bottled by Buffalo Trace Distillery. Often referred to as "Baby Saz" it is another Buffalo Trace whiskey that is difficult to find. I have been wanting to review this for a while but have had trouble finding a bottle; it is an enjoyable pour but not something you should consider paying over MSRP for.

-No Age Statement (6 years old via  
-90 proof
-Price: $40

Nose: An abundance of vanilla and spearmint are the first notes that float out of the glass. A thin layer of green tea follows, with canned corn, clove, and pepper.

Taste: Candied spices and citrus fruit jump on the tip of the tongue Mint transitions smoothly from the nose to the palate, and is joined by light notes of buttered toast, anise, and oak.

Short and smooth with slight hints rye spice and a low lying licorice. 

The majority of this bottle was used in cocktails rather than drinking neat. It is an enjoyable pour however I was slightly disappointed with the overall complexity when I drank this neat for the first time. It doesn't deserve the hype that comes with being a Buffalo Trace product, but it's certainly worth a try if you can find it for under $40.   

My Rating: B (Good)

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