Sazerac 6 Year Old Rye – Review

Sazerac 6 Year Old RyeSazerac 6 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey

90 Proof

Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML

Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery



If you recall (it’s okay if you don’t), I posted a review of the Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye back in January.  This still ranks among my favorite whiskeys that I have reviewed thus far.  Of course, that particular whiskey is an annual release, and a little out of my price range for an everyday type of beverage.

Luckily, the 18 Year Old has a younger brother – Sazerac 6 Year Old Rye.  If your’e ever looking to make a cocktail and there’s rye in the recipe, this should be your go-to. But, it’s also very good by itself, which (hopefully) my review will explain…



When you bring a glass of Sazerac to your nose, you’ll be greeted with the aromas of a classic rye.  There’s a slight burn and then well-aged oak, with a hint of orange.  Pretty straightforward but interesting enough to stand alone.

In the mouth, this is a very nice rye!  There’s some bourbon inspired corn, which is a definite plus for me (a bourbon drinker’s rye).

The finish is creamy and dry all at once, with a touch of pepper spice.  There’s a decent length on the finish, especially for a mid-range proof.


Rating & Recommendations

Sazerac 6 Year Old is a rye that you need on your shelf, whether it’s for cocktails or to sip neat.  This versatility earns it an 86 out of 100.

This is a very even-keeled rye, absolutely perfect for all types of whiskey drinking.



1 comment

    • Bill on September 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm
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    Still my favorite everyday Rye

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