Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 6 year old Kentucky Straight Rye (2019 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection), 62.85%

Price: $99 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Sweet and spicy on the nose, this offers peppermint candy cane, root beer barrel candies, plenty of citrus, and some raspberry notes. However, it's the wet earth and funky mushroom tones that make this the most peculiar of the family. There's great breadth of flavors on the palate, as a mélange of spices—allspice, clove, and cinnamon—ride along on a wave of persistent sweetness, laced with anise and cola.