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JDutton
03-15-2008, 12:54
Which should I get, assuming that I can only buy one or the other? Both are available, and I've never had either.

Jeff

smokinjoe
03-15-2008, 13:22
For me, I would take the Handy. Both are very fine; however, the higher proof of the Handy gives it the nod to me. You wouldn't go wrong with choosing either one, though.

JOE

HighTower
03-15-2008, 13:23
I second Joe' vote - get the Handy....it's stellar!

Scott

Dr. François
03-15-2008, 13:25
My vote would be for the Saz 18. I've found that it's one of the few whiskeys I crave. I don't think anything else is quite like it.

That being said, the Handy is fine stuff, too. If I could have just one, I'd take the Saz.

barturtle
03-15-2008, 13:28
I prefer Saz 18. But I do enjoy the Handy as well.

Now we've got the score all evened up:lol:

ILLfarmboy
03-15-2008, 13:32
If you've never had either, I would recommend Saz 18.
Bu for my tastes I would go for the Handy.

gothbat
03-15-2008, 13:38
Although I like them both Saz18 wins hands down imo, probably because it's around 3x older. THH is more economical with it's higher proof but no amount of water will make it taste as good as the Saz18, imo.

SBOmarc
03-15-2008, 15:56
A very tough choice. You will most likely get good arguments for both, so go with the Saz. I am a huge fan of the Handy BTW.

chilidawg7
03-15-2008, 17:29
If you can only get one, I would recommend the Sazerac.

spun_cookie
03-15-2008, 18:01
Although I like them both Saz18 wins hands down imo, probably because it's around 3x older. THH is more economical with it's higher proof but no amount of water will make it taste as good as the Saz18, imo.

Not trying to be lazy, but Dito

TNbourbon
03-15-2008, 21:00
Easy enough here: I don't especially care for the Saz 18, which I think is pretty conventional, one-dimensional, aged rye.
Buy the Handy.

HipFlask
03-15-2008, 22:47
When I was faced with the very same choice I thought long and hard as to which one I should choose... Then I had a moment of clarity... and decided to get both :) I worked out quite well for me. So much so I stronge advise you to do the same.

SBOmarc
03-15-2008, 23:44
When I was faced with the very same choice I thought long and hard as to which one I should choose... Then I had a moment of clarity... and decided to get both :) I worked out quite well for me. So much so I stronge advise you to do the same.

I agree. These bottles are hard to find for many.

jburlowski
03-16-2008, 07:07
I'll throw my vote in for Saz 18.

ILLfarmboy
03-16-2008, 07:20
Easy enough here: I don't especially care for the Saz 18, which I think is pretty conventional, one-dimensional, aged rye.
Buy the Handy.

I'm curious, Tim. I recommended the Saz 18 (since he has had neither) because in my opinion he can get the same basic flavors from Saz Jr. as the Handy. Handy has more "spice drop" candy and clove flavors than the Saz Jr. but Saz Jr. has more light carmel and "old roses" in evidence and I have often wondered if this is a function of the higher proof and lack of chill filtering or barrel selection. How do you compare Handy to Saz Jr.?

dcb
03-17-2008, 06:09
I've only had the Saz18 and I liked it very much.

havok66
03-17-2008, 06:56
O.K.
If we are talking this years release, go w/ saz 18.
last year I would have picked handy.
As a general rule I agree w/ Spun (not general in general, but on this):confused:
Ryan