While I still haven't completely gotten over this bug, I'm finally feeling well enough to actually enjoy having a nip or two... so, I opened up my Sazerac.

This is seriously good rye! The nose is very fruity, and it has a great spicy hit to it, plus a finish that lasts a looooong time. There's a fair bit of wood to it, but not overpowering - it's one very well-balanced dram. Each sip seems to bring out something different.

If the supply is as tight as I think it is, I'm going to have to ration this bottle! (famous last words)

Fortunately, there is the Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, and if I'm in the mood for something a little less "challenging," Rittenhouse is on hand here, too...