Thomas H. Handy Sazerac (2013)
Added on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 6 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2007 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 64.20 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores
Aged on the seventh floor of Warehouse K.
Member Ratings and Notes
Dan
 

The nose was somewhat bland to me and rye centric. But, wow, the palate was delicious. Rich chocolate, citrus, unique wood notes, spice cabinet flavors all wrapped up nicely for a very well balanced expression. Also, as an aside, this vats well 50/50 with Sazerac 18 -- probably better than either alone. B+/A- [11/24/2013]

Ries
 

n: dill pickle brine and fresh pumpernickle bread. Burnt toffee, caraway seeds, and a general warm deliciousness. Cocoa powder, dried cranberries, and old wet wood.

 

t: rye spice, dill pickle brine, and old oak; quite powerful and extreme but this combo of flavours and ABV makes for a great whiskey. Dried orange peel soaked in black tea in the middle. Burnt toast and black liquorice in the finish. Delicious and high-proof but drinks like a sipper.

 

This was the standout when I tasted the entire 2013 BTAC range. 

 

[high A-, almost A] 

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