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Sazerac Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Buffalo Trace

  • Bottler:

    Buffalo Trace

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: This has what a lot of people want in a barely legal rye. Lots of fruit and sweetness with just enough rye influence to keep it interesting. Nothing super amazing but plenty decent.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I consider this one of the quintessential whiskeys you have to try if you consider yourself a rye fan and it’s a great baseline flavor profile to have locked away in your palate.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: It is very clean and polished, and it is superior to other rye whiskeys in this age range. Nicely done!
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Despite its relative youth everything blends nicely into one another.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: Sazerac Rye is an overall great whiskey, especially when you consider the retail price of this bottle. This rye is thick and smooth, and delivers plenty of sweet and spicy flavors that really fit together seamlessly.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: From its simple throwback bottle design to approachable flavor profile and better than fair price, Sazerac Rye is an essential rye for everyone’s whiskey collection.
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  • Intro:

    This is a 6 year old, barely legal rye, coming to us from Buffalo Trace.

  • Nose:

    Pepper, caramel, butter and a nice spicy kick at the end

  • Taste:

    To me this is much much sweeter than a lot of other ryes, I get a TON of butter and sugar, with heavy vanilla seeping in before a nice rye finish. Despite its relative youth everything blends nicely into one another.

  • Finish:

    Medium, although also well blended. Theres that rye spice but it doesnt kick you in the face. The butter and vanilla are there also.

  • Overall:

    Ive been told this is somewhat hard to find and I totally understand why. For the price and the age, this is a great dram. I snagged it for just under $30 and its absolutely well worth every drop. To me, this blows Double Rye! out of the water for less on the sticker and Id buy it again in a heartbeat.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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