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SAZERAC RYE

STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey dates back to the 1800’s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. The libation became known as the “Sazerac” and America’s first branded cocktail was born. This is the whiskey that started it all.

COLLECTION

TASTING NOTES

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

REVIEWS

Rating 94.5

–Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

“Any crispier and the glass would shatter…a rare and valuable gem!”

-Jim Murray

"Versatile, crisp, and an ideal match for cocktails that also include orange liqueur, as well as its namesake classic cocktail.  Light aromas include vanilla and a touch of juicy citrus.  Flavors run to bitter orange, dark chocolate and black tea, finishing with a pepper tingle.  Velvety feel, despite the brisk alcohol.  Best Buy.  95 points - Wine Enthusiast

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Awards

Most Recent Awards

  • 2022 Category Winner World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2022 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2022 Platinum TAG Global Spirits Awards
  • 2022 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2022 Gold Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2022 Gold International Spirits Challenge
  • 2021 Silver American Whiskey Masters
  • 2021 Silver Outstanding Whiskies of the World
  • 2019 Double Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2019 Best Buy Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • 2019 Great Value Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2019 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Trophy Finalist; Great Value; Tried & True Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2018 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2018 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Silver World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2017 Trophy Finalist; Great Value; Tried & True Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2017 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Gold Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Gold World Whisky Masters
  • 2017 Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Gold Beverage Testing Institute - International Review of Spirits
  • 2017 Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2017 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2016 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2016 "Great Value;" "Tried & True" Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2016 Best American Rye Whiskey International Whisky Competition / Golden Barrel Awards
  • 2016 SPECIAL AWARD - Best of Category/Division/Show Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2016 90+ Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • 2016 Bronze The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2016 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Trophy Finalist; "Great Value;" "Tried & True" Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2015 Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Bronze International Whisky Competition / Golden Barrel Awards
  • 2015 Gold International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2015 Gold The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2015 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Silver Spirits of the Americas
  • 2014 The Washington Cup The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
  • 2014 Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2014 Double Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2014 Excellent / Highly Recommended (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2014 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2014 Gold Beverage Testing Institute - International Review of Spirits
  • 2014 SPECIAL AWARD - Best of Category/Division/Show Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2014 Bronze World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2013 Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2013 Excellent / Strong Recommendation (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2013 Silver Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2013 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2013 Best Rye American Whiskey 7 Years and Under World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2013 The Washington Cup The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
  • 2013 Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2012 Excellent / Strong Recommendation (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2012 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Best of Category Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Container Design Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2012 The Washington Cup - announced September 5 2012. The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Very Good / Recommended (85-89 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2011 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Best in Class International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2010 Very Good / Recommended (85-89 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2010 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2010 Bronze Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2010 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition