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Sazerac Rye

A Rye to Try

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@JeffCReview by @JeffC

17th May 2011


Sazerac Rye
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This is one of a few ryes which I have been sampling lately. While there is nothing flawed with this, in my mind it lacks some complexity and depth that might make it better. I prefer other ryes (see my other reviews) although this is a nice change of pace and might be good as a mixer too if that is your thing.

On the nose, there is the smallest hint of something sweet like cloves or allspice perched atop a base of more powerful briny, nutty smells.

In the mouth, at first a short wave of sweetness hits the tip of my tongue. Then there is something almost earthy and organic, minty, spicy and almost vegetal that is hard to place. A deep note of something sweeter would be appreciated in what strikes me as an otherwise dry and somewhat hot drink. Others have described this is as sweet but I don't taste it quite that way.

The mouth feel is dry and chalky with a dry, medium length finish.

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