Sazerac 18 year old Kentucky Straight Rye (2019 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection), 45%

Price: $99 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

A nose of orange peel, dusty spice, licorice, cherry, dark fruit, and cola leads to a palate that's spiced and smooth, and offers notes of lemon, orange peel, and pepper. Water enhances the citrus notes, and also brings out bitter cherry, dried orange slices, leather, and cracked pepper. The finish has good length, with a fair amount of oak influence, orange marmalade, cigar ash, dark chocolate, and bitter herbs.