Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey

Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


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$35.99
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That classic spirit that built a Whiskey empire.

There has been Whiskey made on the site of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky for more than two hundred years. The first distillery operation that can be continuously traced to Buffalo Trace was started in 1812 by Harrison Blanton (yes, that Blanton). He sold the operation in 1870 and it was renamed the Old Fire Copper (O. F. C.) Distillery. It has been bought and sold many times over the intervening decades. But Sazerac has owned the property since 1992 and it has become the flagship distillery for New Orleans-based Sazerac, producing a wide range of Whiskies and spirits.

Sazerac Rye is the product that built the company. Although the original Sazerac cocktail was made with Cognac, it really took off when they swapped in a new house Whiskey — Sazerac Rye. Production was consolidated at the Buffalo Trace Distillery — meticulously following the same formula. The surprising thing is that this sought-after classic is still such a great value even though it is hard to get. Jim Murray of The Whiskey Bible raved about its “crispness” and gave it a 94.5 rating. Wine Enthusiast awarded a score of 95 points and rated it a “Best Buy.” It won gold medals this year in both LA and San Francisco. We told Uncle Flaviar to keep it all for us here at the office but he insists on sharing the love.


Smartass Corner
There are actually two versions of Sazerac Rye — both hard to get. There is a limited edition 18-year-old offered the Buffalo Trace’s “Antique Collection,” and there is the 6-year-old. In New Orleans, the younger version is affectionately called “Baby Saz.” 
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Buffalo Trace
  • Age
    NAS

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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honey
black pepper
anise
rye
vanilla
blossom
cinnamon
clove
zesty
What does Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rich mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, clove, anise, and pepper.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cinnamon, crumb cake, more black pepper, and candied orange zest.

Finish
Smooth, crisp, and dry with anise and orange-blossom honey.
Ratings & Reviews
Ryan
Ryan,
Smooth and warm. Great neat, in a Manhattan or in namesake cocktail. One of my favorites for sipping on the deck.
 
Robyn
Robyn,
A Sazerac cocktail tastes the best with the true Sazerac Rye! Bottoms up!
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Great rye whiskey, nice flavor profile. Easy to drink neat or on the rocks.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Really nice rye.
 
Ronald
Ronald,
My Dad was a Rye drinker since his twenties. (Mostly mixed in simple Manhattan on the Rocks) On the recommendation of a local store, I picked-up a bottle of this stuff for him for Father's Day - He told me that this was "the best damned Rye that he'd ever had" He liked that it was smooth and complex, but still less sweet than Bourbon (which is WHY he was a "Rye man", and he was not just saying this because he was my Dad...) So, take it from an old-school, long-time Rye drinker - this one BELONGS in your "hooch cabinet"!
 
Kathy
Kathy,
I really enjoy this rye. Great on the rocks and very smooth.
 
Eric
Eric,
For the price, there isn't anything better period. The only rye I like better at all is the Basil Hayden Dark Rye (blended with canadian rye and some port) but it's twice the price.
 
Blake
Blake,
My favorite rye. Smooth, yet still has the spiciness of rye.
 
Mike
Mike,
Great Rye at a great price.
 
Danton
Danton,
Love this! One of my all time go-to’s straight!!!
 
Scott
Scott,
Almost gave it 10 stars because of value. Very inexpensive bottle for the quality. As many have noted the balance on this is great. Very smooth. Can be enjoyed on its own.
 
Peter
Peter,
Loves this rye, very balanced sweetness and subtle vanilla notes. Good depth while somehow very drinkable so watch out.
 
PJ
PJ,
Very good in a Sazerac cocktail, no irony intended. Blends well with the Peychaud’s bitters. Long finish for a mid-price rye.
 
John
John,
Smooth and flavorful. I enjoyed in neat but when combined with a modest number of ice cubes, it was even better.
 
guest
guest,
I enjoyed the flavor. I use this to make Whiskey Sours now instead of Woodford Reserve.
 
Carter
Carter,
Big fan, little initial heat with a nice sweet finish
 
Rich
Rich,
Great flavor. Not too expensive. Perfect rye for its namesake drink. Hard to get here in Ohio, but worth the effort when you can get a bottle.
 
Chadwick
Chadwick,
Favorite.
 
Steven
Steven,
Not sure if I'm a rye guy. The depth of flavor was great and no single thing was off putting, just not my cup of tea.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Sazerac in my opinion is the perfect Rye Whiskey for an Old Fashioned. Smooth and Delicious
 
The
The,
Sweet and smooth.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
An old school rye that is always dependable, great for mixing or rocks.
 
Marlon
Marlon,
Best served over ice; BT always delivers superb product.
 
Aiden
Aiden,
This stuff is pure gold. Simply amazing. Quite spicy, but wonderfully balanced with a pure cornucopia of spices like clove and vanilla. A medium-long finish adds to the velvety mouthfeel. My new favorite dram, and it has quickly become a staple in my repertoire. Perfection in a glass.
 
Rick
Rick,
Very smooth over ice. This is now a staple in my home bar.
 
Jon
Jon,
I really loved the pepper and anise. It goes well with cola, but I have been mostly drinking a dram with one ice cube.
 
Will
Will,
Love it..nice spicy heat!!
 
noel
noel,
Can't purchase from flaviar, live in AR to bad ???
 
Brian
Brian,
Making a Sazerac cocktail with anything else never tastes right to me
 
Peter
Peter,
By far the most balanced rye for its price
 
guest
guest,
Great traditional addition to the bar
 
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