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Sazerac Rye 18 year old, 45%

Price: $80 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: John Hansell

A benchmark aged rye whiskey, and it's similar in profile to recent releases . Vibrant for its age. Complex too, brimming with allspice, clove, mint, and cinnamon. The spice notes are balanced by soft vanilla, soothing caramel, and candied summer fruits. Impeccably balanced, and a pure joy to drink!