This Thomas H Handy Sazerac Straight Rye, (63.6% 126.2 proof 2017 750 ml) of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection a very rare and hard to locate bottle, was donated from the private collection of the late Marc Zeidler (food and wine connoisseur). You will not see this bottle in most liquor stores as collectors usually scoop them up making them almost impossible to find, pushing the price on the secondary market sky high.
Last year's release earned The Chairman's Trophy, scoring 99 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and was also named 3rd finest whiskey in the world in "Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible."
Named after the New Orleans bartender who first used rye whiskey in the Sazerac Cocktail, this uncut and unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled directly from the barrel, just as it was over a century ago. Full of rich flavors, this authentic American rye whiskey is a symbol of the timeless history of New Orleans and the legacy of Thomas H. Handy.
Powerful, lush, and boldly spicy. Flavors of toffee, fig cake, and candied fruit, followed by mint, cinnamon and clove. The finish ultimately reveals subtle notes of allspice, coconut and nutmeg. Long and warm.
Donated By The Stauffer & Zeidler Families