- Whiskybase ID
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Barrel Proof - 129.0 Proof
- Spring 2002
- Fall 2009
- Stated Age
- 07 years old
- #4 Charred New White American Oak Barrels
- 64.5 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 17 May 2010 7:36 pm
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42 × member ratings
62 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 2002
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points
- The best American I've tried so far, a nice, easy drinker.
Starts off with rose petals and subtle oak. After a while, notes of burnt sugar, caramer, cherries, coconut and mint show up. There is some whiff of a dusty old cellar too. No varnish, alcohol is perfectly integrated. Great balance.
Thick, oily, very rich. Sweet cherries, caramel, honey, apricots. Some burnt sugar again, menthol ang gentle spices. Not too complex, but perfectly drinkable.
Quite long, rose petals are all over the tongue, a slight spiciness of ginger and chilli is covered by the notes of sugar.
- Very sweet, orange, spices, leather and tobacco.
For me, this Rye need some water to be more appreciated (and tame sugar).
- By far the sweetest from the Antique Collection, but
again a grand whiskey, which can cope with water like any other whiskey from
The nose is honeysweet with a sour lining. Red fruit,
fudge, caramelized orange peel with a hint of chocolate, guimauve and cola candy.
A hint of aniseed and some dark bread. Pinch of selery salt and a bit of
coconut. Very amusing and accessible.
It is oily on the plate with loads of spices. Reminds
me a bit of apple brandy. Cognac?
White pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and a bit of cloves are softened by parma violets (purple
candy), cola again, licorice, mint, Pink Lady apples and bittersweet orange
marmalade. Hint of tobacco. Very tasty and complex.
The finish is long and mildly drying on woodspice,
mint and tannins.
- Did not water this down, but I remember it was hard to finish the dram. Very orangey. Had this at a friends house, so notes are from memory. Not sure what the fuss is about.
Blood oranges. Cinnamon and ginger. Strong oak and alcohol. Peppery. Some licorice. Did I say oranges?
Orange takes over the palate followed by hot cinnamon. Harsh black pepper. Sour orange reappears. Old wet oak (too much). Alcohol.
Hot and medium. More pepper. Old fashioned (the drink). Cinnamon sticks.