18 Years Old, Straight Rye

ABV 45%
Brand: Sazerac
Expression: 18 Years Old, Straight Rye
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Buffalo Trace Distillery, 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, PO Box 619, Frankfort, KY, Kentucky, USA
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fragrant. Fruity. Leafy. Herbal. Peppery. Charred oak.
Palate: Nutty. Lightly toffeeish. Minty. Spicey. Dried fruits. Melon dusted with ginger.
Finish: Lively, refreshing.
Comment: A trifle sophisticated for my tastes, but a very fine rye whiskey.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mature and rich: caramel, dried fruit, maraschino, vin santo, coffee grounds, tobacco with allspice, cinnamon and lemon. A little woody?
Palate: Round and rich to start, then spicy rye takes over. Muscular stuff, though a little tannic, making it slightly bitter rather than sour.
Finish: Earth, red fruit, coconut.
Comment: Robust, extra mature stuff but maybe the wood has the upper hand.
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