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THOMAS H. HANDY

STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

Named after the New Orleans bartender who first used rye whiskey in the Sazerac Cocktail, this uncut and unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled directly from the barrel, just as it was over a century ago. Full of rich flavors, this authentic American rye whiskey is a symbol of the timeless history of New Orleans and the legacy of Thomas H. Handy.

TASTING NOTES

Powerful, lush, and boldly spicy. Flavors of toffee, fig cake, and candied fruit, followed by mint, cinnamon and clove. The finish ultimately reveals subtle notes of allspice, coconut and nutmeg. Long and warm.

REVIEWS

F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal rating:  5 stars/Highest Recommendation

"Extraordinary whiskey by any measure." - F. Paul Pacult

Rating: 94.5
“Sweet baby Jesus what is this? An extraordinary aromatic nose. The alcohol will sear your taste buds so add some ice. Spicy. Wild at heart” – David Broom

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Awards

Most Recent Awards

  • 2020 Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2020 Top 100 Spirits Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2019 Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Trophy Finalist Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2018 Rye of the Year Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2018 Best Rye - No Age Statement Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2018 4 Stars - Highly Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2017 Bronze World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2017 4 Stars - Highly Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2016 Gold World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2016 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Trophy Finalist Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2016 4 Stars - Highly Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 "Tried & True" Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2015 3 Stars - Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2015 World's Best American Whiskey World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2014 World's Best Rye Whisk(e)y World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2014 84 & below Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 4 Stars - Highly Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2013 World Whisky of the Year Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2013 Rye of the Year Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2013 Best Rye - No Age Statement Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2013 Liquid Gold Award - 97.5 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2013 4 Stars - Highly Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2013 90 to 94 Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2012 Gold Beverage Testing Institute - International Review of Spirits