Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey

Sazerac

Straight Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


7.9/10
Price:
$44.99
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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.” 

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  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Buffalo Trace
  • Bottler
    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
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!!
anonymous
anonymous,
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
anonymous
anonymous,
Great traditional addition to the bar
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