Sazerac Rye Whiskey 1.75L
The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey 1.75L symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey that dates back to the 1800’s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. The libation became known as the “Sazerac” and America’s first branded cocktail was born. This is the whiskey that started it all.
There has been Sazerac Rye Whiskey 1.75L made on the site of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky for more than two hundred years. The first distillery operation that can be continuously traced to Buffalo Trace was started in 1812 by Harrison Blanton (yes, that Blanton). He sold the operation in 1870 and it was renamed the Old Fire Copper (O. F. C.) Distillery. It has been bought and sold many times over the intervening decades. But Sazerac has owned the property since 1992 and it has become the flagship distillery for New Orleans-based Sazerac, producing a wide range of Whiskies and Spirits.
Youthful and very lively. Bold, crisp, spices are softened by soothing, sweeter notes, becoming dry, flinty, and spicy on the finish. Sazerac Rye Whiskey 1.75L is very clean and polished, and it is superior to other rye whiskeys in this age range. Nicely done!
Appearance / Color:
Nose / Aroma / Smell:
Vanilla, clove, anise, and pepper.
Flavor / Taste / Palate:
Cinnamon, crumb cake, more black pepper, and candied orange zest.
Smooth, crisp, and dry with anise and orange-blossom honey.