Excerpt: Tasting like Mexican hot chocolate, it is just the perfect whiskey to finish off a night. It did remind me of brandy, or even cognac, and nothing would stop me from sipping it out of a snifter.
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Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye is a 6yr barrel proof rye that sits neatly in Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection - an annual release of extremely hyped bottlings.
Powerful brown sugar, toffee, honey, clove, cinnamon and a hint of ginger. Faint fruit character, complex and interesting. This is probably the most dessert forward THH I've had in many years.
Rich on the palate. Powerful, fiery, complex. Whew. Incredible maple, brown sugar, clove, ginger. Some berry character which is sort of interesting for a rye like this, but it's swallowed up quickly with more massive rye character. Waffle cone, gingerbread, toffee and creme brulee. Oh shit.
Long finish. Some heat, a perfect Kentucky hug. Sweet cream, brash spice: pepper, clove, ginger. Maple and brown sugar.
The best Thomas Handy rye I've had in a long time. Opulent, brash, complex. 2020 has it all. Dessert character with this boldness for a rye is unprecedented.
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