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Thomas H Handy Sazerac 3rd Release 2008

World Class 2013

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@tjbReview by @tjb

13th Nov 2013


Thomas H Handy Sazerac 3rd Release 2008
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This is the 2013 release at 64.2%. An uncut & unfiltered Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.

This barrel proof rye is approximately 8 years old and is crafted from a small batch of around 15 barrels. Since hitting the market is has won many accolades but the one that seems to have caught most peoples eye is being named World Whiskey of the year by Jim Murray in his 2013 Whisky Bible.

I have read a lot and heard a lot about this Whiskey so I am excited to finally get my hands on a bottle.

Nose. Sweetness, floral, honey, herbal with super ripe sweet plums and caramel. Wonderful nose, you could sit and nose for a long time.

Oily, smooth and creamy.

Palate: fruit, allspice, liquorice, honey, cloves, more ripe dark fruits.

Finish: very spicy, sultanas, honey, long. The spiciness is amazing, fine, middle of tongue, hard to define.

I drink much more Whisky than Whiskey but it is apparent that this is a very special bottle. Complex yet hiding nothing. Beautiful.

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Victor commented

@tjb, I am delighted to see that you got yourself a taste of Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye. Thanks for a very nice review. I have had neither a bottle nor a taste yet of the 2013 release. I am looking forward to it.

10 years ago 0

MaltActivist commented

I just managed to get my hands on two! Can't wait to see what the fuss is all about.

Thanks for a great review.

10 years ago 0

tjb commented

@victor Thank you for all of your help and advice with the Bourbon selection. It was a great success. I was delighted to get my hands on this bottle as well so this one is for you.

@tabarakRazvi Good work! Enjoy them both my friend.

10 years ago 0