Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye 63.6% 126.2 Proof 2017 750ml
$2499.99 price per bottle
Appearance: Bright copper
Nose: The nose is a bit milder than I expected, to be honest. Stoneground mustard, cherry preserves, and a faint note of fruit popsicles mingle with some vegetal notes like cooked corn and steamed greens.
Palate: Rich and full, honeyed but also savory think rye crisps topped with dark honey and black pepper, although the spice is felt more in the nose than on the tongue. Extremely well-integrated, the flavor really builds in a cohesive, continuous wave from entry to finish.
Speaking of the finish, it's fruity and herbaceous, with a strong note of mentholated cherry cough drops giving it an almost cooling quality. Water does this no favors, but it's balanced enough to enjoy without.