Sazerac 18 (Fall 2006)
Added on Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 01:35 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 18 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1985 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
From the 1985 juice being stored in Stainless.
Member Ratings and Notes
Dan
 
This is a more balanced offering than the prior releases I have tasted. THe nose has nice sugar notes. On the tongue the rye is mellow and not bitter. Finish could be better. [4/14/13]
Andy
 

Bitterness and rubbing alcohol.  Only the Eagle 18 overshames the Saz in the antique collection.

C-/D+

 

Retaste 9/24/14

 

Ok, I'll back off a little bit.  It's not really bad.  Just not good.

It's a little bit too much like I accidentally drank a mishmash of carpentry chemicals.  Ok, there's a little antique wood but not enough to save it.  C-/C

Fuji
 

N: Luscious nose that is sweet yet tangy with mulling refined rye spices.
Black cherry and black licorice.

 

P: Good viscosity initially. Good amount of wood Influence. Dark fruit sweetness leading into herbs and spices. Dries out toward midpalate with faint floral notes appearing.

 

F: Bittersweet and woody

 

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