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.