Sazerac 18 Year
The famed Sazerac Coffee House was founded in 1850 at 13 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, Louisiana. Although styled a "Coffee House", it was, in fact, a saloon. The Sazerac Coffee House gained fame as the home of the Sazerac, "America's First Cocktail."
The family-owned Sazerac Company has since become the proud owner of the original Kentucky distillery that supplied that rye whiskey to the Sazerac Coffee House and is, after a 110-year absence, pleased to bring you Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey. Sazerac 18 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey demonstrates a sophistication and style that is second to none. A hearty whiskey with a strong body, a mellow spice and a dry sweetness that dances on the tongue, it is the only 18 year old whiskey worthy of the Sazerac name.
Amber chestnut color. Huge, spicy aroma. Very mature, with notes of oak, leather, and molasses. Enormous in every respect, from its thick, chewy texture to its unbelievably spicy and very powerful flavors. The long, warm finish is preceded by notes of mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, vanilla, molasses, oak, leather, and lingering pepper.
In 2009, Jim Murray published his 2010 whisky bible, in which he named the Sazerac Rye 18yo (2008 Fall edition) best whisky in the world.
Of the 2009 bottling,: "Continuing complexity builds to a massive fanfare with Cola nut, and hazelnut latte amongst the more discernable flacours. Overall - Massive, complex, and very, very grown-up. This is a rock opera of a Rye." - Whisky Connosr
"This is an amazing, truly unique whiskey. There is no rye whiskey on the market that is as old or perfectly balanced as this one. For all who can't get enough flavors and intensity in your whiskey, your search has ended."
Double Gold Medal: San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010
Extraordinary/Ultimate Recommendation - 2010 Ultimate Spirits Competition
2010 World Whiskey of the Year
2011 Chairman's Trophy - Ultimate Spirits Challenge
2011 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2011 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Liquid gold Award