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SAZERAC RYE 18 YEAR-OLD

KENTUCKY STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

The famed Sazerac Coffee House was founded in 1850 on Exchange Alley in New Orleans, Louisiana and soon gained fame as the home of “America’s First Cocktail” known as the Sazerac. Using rye whiskey in place of the French brandy, a dash of Peychaud Bitters, and Herbsaint, what eventually became the official cocktail of New Orleans was created.  This straight rye has a mellow spice and dry sweetness that dances on the tongue, giving pure delight that is worthy of the Sazerac name.

COLLECTION

TASTING NOTES

Very mature, with notes of oak, leather molasses and all-spice. The long, warm finish is preceded by notes of mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, vanilla, and lingering pepper.

REVIEWS

F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal - December 2014  rating: 

5 Stars/Highest Recommendation - "Hits the ball out of the park....again." - F. Paul Pacult

Whisky Advocate rating: 95

"This is an amazing, truly unique whiskey. There is no rye whiskey on the market that is as old or perfectly balanced as this one. For all who can't get enough flavors and intensity in your whiskey, your search has ended " -Whisky Advocate

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Awards

Most Recent Awards

  • 2018 Best Rye - 11 Years and Older Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2018 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2018 3 Stars - Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2017 4 Stars - Highly Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2016 4 Stars - Highly Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2015 4 Stars - Highly Recommended F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2014 2014 American Whiskey of the Year Whisky Advocate Magazine
  • 2014 5 Stars - Highest Recommendation F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2014 #39 of 75 Best Spirits in the World F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal
  • 2013 Best Rye - 11 Years and Older Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2013 Liquid Gold Award - 96.5 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2013 Liquid Gold Award - 95 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2011 Extraordinary / Ultimate Recommendation (95-100 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2011 Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition