Thomas H. Handy

Sazerac, Straight Rye Whisky

ABV 64.4%
REVIEWED Issue 156
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Brand: Thomas H. Handy, Buffalo Trace
Expression: Sazerac, Straight Rye Whisky
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 64.4%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 156
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Seriously nutty at first. Caramel coated and chilli-spiced peanuts and almonds. Fresh orange peel, and lots of nutmeg-laden vanilla custard.
Palate: Chilli spiced peanuts hit at first, then moving to more mellow malted milk biscuits and fig jam. Hints of freshly cut barley and almost a gentle smoke note. Drying tobacco leaves and some trail mix.
Finish: Wonderfully long and smooth, takes its time, warming with those chilli spices.
Comment: A serious rye for those moments when you need to take a moment.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: With some patience it slowly releases notes of baked red apples, vanilla custard, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Palate: Packing a punch, with freshly brewed coffee, apple and blackcurrant crumble, and flying saucer sweets. Sweetness moves into warming spices of ground turmeric.
Finish: Oily and buttery from the peanut butter notes, but there’s also a sherbet finish tingling away.
Comment: Well balanced for all the senses, for a slow mover.
Visit the distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery, 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, PO Box 619, Frankfort, KY, Kentucky, USA
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