The famed Sazerac Coffee House was founded in 1850 at 13 Exchange Alley, New Orleans, Louisiana. Although styled a “Coffee House”, it was, in fact, a saloon. The Sazerac Coffee House gained fame as the home of the Sazerac, “America’s First Cocktail.” The family-owned Sazerac Company has since become the proud owner of the original Kentucky distillery that supplied that rye whiskey to the Sazerac Coffee House.
Bright, deep gold colour. Enticing aromas include caraway and dill at first then green apple, spice and sweet nutty/vanilla notes. A most interesting rye profile. Entry is soft, becoming plush and spice driven with dried apple and white pepper counterpointed by drying vanilla oak. Perfect balance. Very long aftertaste of dried coconut, dark rye bread and a subtle mint fade. A terrific expression that has enough mid palate sweetness, complexity and kick to convert one eyed Bourbon nuts. Great value.