Whiskey: Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey, 2011 Antique Collection Release
Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky
Age: 6 years
Proof: 128.8 Proof, 64.4% ABV, uncut and unfiltered
Color: Medium to deep amber
Nose: Baking spices and almost an aroma of a kitchen filled with a spiced loaf of bread.
Taste: Starts off with distinct liquorice and almost some liquorice candy. It then goes to spicy, dessert type strudel which was apparent on the nose. The strudel is detectable and the stripes of icing can almost be tasted. The sweetness that the rye delivers in this rounded.
As a young rye, the Thomas H. Handy 2011 delivers a mouthful of flavor and depth that will never be seen in some older rye.
Perfect for after dinner whiskey or by itself. One of my favorites in the 2011 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.
Finish: Sweet, medium dry and more oak on the end than in the mid-palette.
Rye whiskey review by BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer