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Overall rating
82.16/100
votes
179
Category
Rye
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
088004139940
Added on
10 Apr 2010 3:47 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 59.41

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179 × member ratings

468 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Sazerac Straight Rye

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.16 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    I had a bottle of this a good while back and it pleases me that the standard is still high and the price is still very reasonable. For Rye fans this is a must and still a great looking bottle.
    • Nose
      89 89
      This has such a mellow nose, you could dive into it.
      For a Rye you can actually smell the corn.
      Bubblegum, nectarine, soft jelly sweets, the ones you get at the cinema in the pick and mix.
      Pomegranate seeds and kiwifruit.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is just as Mellow and at 45% it goes down really easy like a five dollar , well I will let you fill in the blank.
      You would expect a lot of spice with a rye but this is quite calm.
      It has quite a fresh taste on the palate, like mint fresh.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A nice medium finish and the Rye just settles down on the tongue and if you are a fan just savour it.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This bottle was very hard to get a hold of so my wife says but it was well worth the wait. I have tasted a good few Rye`s now and this is one of the best. I loved the old style shape of the bottle with its very long neck.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Vince scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Rye whiskies I have every tried. Really enjoyed this one.

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  6. Ainulindale scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Interesting dram. Very silky and smooth yet it has a sometimes too overpowering damp earth taste to it to be very good to me.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A very sweet nose, all about marshmallows, grapes and strawberries as well as caramel with vanilla behind
    • Taste
      78 78
      In the mouth very smooth, all about damp earth and vanilla, spices like ginger, cloves and cinnamon at the very end, silky mouthfeel
    • Finish
      78 78
      Finishes on earth and ripe fruits sprinkled with spices.

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      immediately very sweet and associations with gummy bears, in addition to some red fruits and also a ripe red apple, removed also a few herbs / grasses. Over time, even a slightly earthy note is added.
    • Taste
      pleasant tingling, neat sweetness and also strength. The 45% are great. Also in the mouth I find the red fruits and the apple again. The whiskey covers the whole mouth.
    • Finish
      Long. Wow so far I had only smokers so far.

  8. DrBardamu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. jankes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rye "a minimum": 51% of rye. Not so dry, due to the significant presence of corn (39%), with the nose of orange and varnish. With a little patience, a little chocolate and coffee. On the palate, nice spicy and very fruity attack behind. Slight solvated note common to bourbons. A quality and affordable rye that I would recommend to someone who has never tried a rye whiskey.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

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