Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey
- ABV: 64.60%
- Category: American Whiskey
- Style: Rye
- Country: United States
- Producer: Buffalo Trace Distillery
- Website: www.sazerac.com
World's Best American Whiskey 2015
Bright, candy and spice nose; chocolate covered maraschino cherry, late minty mouthfeel, fresh cut wood. Super spicy, nutmeg and cinnamon. Bright and balanced, expresses very well in the heat. Sweet, candy with pepper, bold and forward. Medium to long finish with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Loved the balance and complexity.
Chocolate truffle, nutmeg, cinnamon buns and black vanilla pods on the nose. A touch of ginger cake. Strong and heavy. Crème brûlée topping, drying oak and a big hit of bluebird toffee. Packed full of flavour, if not a little too dry. Long and lingering wood. A good example of extreme oak maturation.