Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2009)
5th Oct 2010
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Tasting Notes by Rex Alban
When I read that Jim Murray had given the title 2010 World Whisky of the Year to an American Rye Whiskey I was somewhat bemused. So much so, I went out and bought a bottle. Not of the Fall 2008 but the Fall 2009.
It's now early Ocotber 2010 and the bottle is half full and I feel more confident now about giving this complicated whiskey a just review.
This is the first non Scottish whisky I have drank and it's been a very pleasant experiance.
The Nose: is boiled sweets like pear drops, very fragrant and herbal with mint, fruity too with maybe a cherry richness, but there is also wood and tobacco maybe an old leather sofa, very complex in deed.
The Palate: is an onslaught of lively refreshing rich sweet fruit giving way to toffee and mint, turning bitter, now sour fruits, lemons, cinnamon, tannins,
The Finish: is medium to long, warming with red fruits ending with sweet cinnamon.
I don't drink this often, at £90 a bottle can you blame me. But when I do it leaves me feeling good.