Sazerac 1981 18 YO

Sazerac 1981 18 YO

Sazerac 1981 18 YO, 45 %

Sazerac 1981 18 YO

Sazerac 1981 18 YO

This old thing was distilled in the Fall of 1981 and bottled in the Summer of 2000. The Sazerac 1981 18 YO is a Kentucky Straight Rye.

I can no longer recall how I got my hands on this. Let’s just call this a test of the new platform (Squarespace) I’ve just moved my blog to.

Nose (23/25): Soft, light and delightful. Quite a spicy nose, but the spices are so well integrated, and make such a perfect whole it feels like a caress. Pepper, toffee, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, vanilla, well-worn leather sandals, warm sand, old wooden furniture - well-polished. It is slightly perfumed, but it is laid back, and tempered. It feels very balanced.

Taste (22/25): Quite rich and of ample body. Pepper, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Medium sweetness, and a slightly dry mouthfeel.

Finish (21/25): Relatively long finish. Pepper with a pinch of chili. Cinnamon, ginger, orange juice, and toasted oak.

Balance (22/25): Yeah, that’ll do it. One of the best rye whiskeys I’ve had.

Score (88/100)

Sláinte!
- Thomas

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