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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    To correct my own post, I've just been reading that the THSR is, in fact, six years old, not eight as I had previously commented. I'm not sure where I got eight from? Has it always been six years old?
    It varies from year to year. iirc, 2009 was 7 y/o, and 2008 was 6 and it appears that the 2010 is 6 also.
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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    It varies from year to year. iirc, 2009 was 7 y/o, and 2008 was 6 and it appears that the 2010 is 6 also.
    I ask again. Isn't it just uncut, hand picked, Baby Saz?

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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I ask again. Isn't it just uncut, hand picked, Baby Saz?
    Yes.

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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    Thanks. I thought they tasted quite similar side by side. The Handy is quite a bit better though IMO. Looks like it's time for a blind test.

    "DOH, no Baby Saz around."

    On the bright side; that's a hell of a lot better than no Handy around.

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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    On a related note, Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye (129 proof) is the
    #2 Whisky in the World 2011 according to Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.

    Full Awards results at whiskyintelligence.com
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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    It doesn't have much of an edge to it, which I tend to like, but even so this is among my favorites. Especially good in a Sazerac cocktail.
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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    I was shockedyestersay. I was at a pub in Detroit enjoying $2.50 glasses of Oberon with friends, when lo and behold behind the bar I spied a bottle of Sazerac Rye! That was a first for me, in Michigan anyway. If I hadn't had places to go, I would have ordered one.
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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    Sazerac rye is good, always, with a distinctive grassy note. However recently I was surprised at the quality of a current bottling of Old Overholt. It was full-flavored, soft and with good length and more importantly (to me), the yeasty-licorice signature was dampened in favour of fruity notes, like lemon drops or red berries. A fine dumping and I wish I could get more.

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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    In my opinion Baby Saz is a perfectly serviceable rye that just has no place for me. It just doesn't stand up to mixing and there are better sippers out there. I'm currently enjoying Handy or Rittenhouse BIB with a bit of water.

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    Re: BOTM 10/10: Sazerac Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I was shockedyestersay. I was at a pub in Detroit enjoying $2.50 glasses of Oberon with friends, when lo and behold behind the bar I spied a bottle of Sazerac Rye! That was a first for me, in Michigan anyway. If I hadn't had places to go, I would have ordered one.
    Nice! At $2.50 a glass, you can drink a lot of Oberon!!

 

 

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