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Sazerac Rye

Sazerac Rye


This is a drink with a history that is well known among lovers of American whiskey. Sazerac Rye, or “Baby Saz” as it is sometimes known, got its name from a coffee house called The Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans that used to serve up cocktails with rye whiskey, Peychauds bitters, Absinthe and sugar. The cocktail became known as “the Sazerac” and the rye used in it acquired the name Sazerac Rye. The cocktail was originally invented by Antione Peychaud who used brandy instead of rye.


There is a tone of creamy caramel, with a slight hint of crème caramel upfront giving way to a subtle rye spice, with cinnamon and a touch of oak. More of the rye comes out in the finish though this is fairly light compared to some other ryes, then there are hints of warm nutmeg and oak. It fades and then you get a double finish with some more nutmeg and oaky tones.

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