American Whiskey - Rye

Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    684 / 904
    Rabble Rating
    4.6 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $27
    Proof
    90.0
    0-10 miles

Rating Description

96th Percentile
This score falls in the 96th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.

Proof66 Notes

Sazerac rye is made with "the tradition and history of New Orleans dating back to the 1800s. Sazerac Rye Whiskey was used to make the original, first and only branded American Cocktail "The Sazerac."

Named Top American Whiskey in the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

One doesn't often think of buffalo in Kentucky but the distillery takes its name from the buffalo path (or "trace") that led to the banks of the Kentucky River in Franklin County. Buffalo Trace Distillery takes pride in the limestone water (being notably free of iron) and good soil conditions for grain. The site has had a working distillery since 1787 but the official Buffalo Trace first began operation in 1857. It obtained one of only four permits offered during Prohibition to maintain production for "medicinal purposes." Today, the distillery sits on a picturesque 119 acres and produces several labels of bourbon. 
Buffalo Trace was named Distillery of the Year by the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It was named a national historic landmark in 2013. 

beerdless beerdless (10) (2014-10-11)
My first straight rye whiskey. A little harsh finish, probably due to the only 6 years in barrel? Slight mint. Much cinnamon. Could just be a standard rye.
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jaketaz jaketaz (65) (2014-10-02)
Believe the hype. It's one of the finest spirits I've ever tasted. Dry and spicy with a thick body, I get a whole array of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla the works from this beauty. Sits dark and heavy in your glass, too good to mix and needs no water or ice at all, it's perfect as is and totally smooth without a shade of burn. Not common in stores... if you see it, get it. If it's at the bar, order it. You'll thank me later.
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Irishman Irishman (251) (2014-08-16)
This has become one of my favorite ryes. Very well balanced with a classic rye kick that is not over-ridden by the oak. Deliciously dangerous on the rocks.
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scollings scollings (83) (2014-08-16)
In the top 3 for Rye.
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NeatPour NeatPour (172) (2014-05-26)
4.3/5, better than I thought it would be! Especially for the price, it's the sweetness and clean quality that is uncharacteristic at this price point. It like what lagavulin is to islay, this is too rye... If that makes any sense. Highly recommend
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Muncher Muncher (128) (2014-03-16)
Dry, lots of rye spice, with a hint of sweetness. Absolutely delicious. Definitely the best rye whiskey, or any whisk(e)y for that matter, I've had so far. Now I need to find one of Sazarac's older whiskeys to try.
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decostrj decostrj (11) (2013-06-29)
Spicy strong nose. Full flavored rye with an oily consistency that lingers on the palate for a long finish.
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StanMemTn StanMemTn (84) (2013-01-28)
Served on the rocks, this was an very good sipper. A bit softer than I had anticipated, it still supplied a nice spiced flavor with a pretty clean aftertaste.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (326) (2010-09-03)
Thick body and mouth feel generating warmth wherever it touches. There is a definite sweetness with a spicy sourness underlying it. Unlike many whiskies of it age group it is neither tired or over oaked ( both common but usually separate perils of aging past 12 years (or younger really) Lingering spicy sweet finish with a pleasing if paradoxical dryness.
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