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2017 Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Barrel Proof Release 127.2 Proof (63.6%) Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)

Kentucky, UNITED STATES
$999. 00 Bottle
$11988.00 Dozen
ABV: 63.6%
The BTAC allocations are getting meaner each year. This time round we've got one bottle only of the rye Jim Murray ranked third finest whiskey of the year in his 2019 Bible. Bottled at 63.6% Alc./Vol. Get it while you can!

Other reviews... just one of those must have whiskeys. Dramatic. And Dreamy. All in one.
97 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019

...Initially, an unwanted mustiness is present, but it quickly turns into a damp cellar note, followed by dill, eucalyptus, fresh oak, and mint. Hints of smoke emerge over pecan shell and chewing tobacco. Then a cherry cough syrup note appears, with baking spices gaining steam, but the whiskey never truly finds a desired dominant note or balance. The finish gives it hope: it lingers with a hint of brown sugar.
85 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Fred Minnick (Winter 2017)