George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, during a time known as the Gilded Age of Bourbon. Uncut and unfiltered, this robust bourbon whiskey ages for nearly a decade and boasts the bold character that is reminiscent of the man himself.
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.
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.
F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal rating:
5 Stars/Highest Recommendation - "Extraordinary whiskey by any measure." - F. Paul Pacult
“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
2020 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2019 Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition
2019 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
"4 Stars - Highly Recommended" - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, December 2018
2019 Third Finest Whisky in the World - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2019 Rye of the Year - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2019 Best Rye, No Age Statement - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2018 Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2018 Best Rye, No Age Statement - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
2018 Rye of the Year - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible