Sazerac 6 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey 750 ML hard to find sold out every where !The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey that dates back to the 1800s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychauds Bitters. The libation became known as the Sazerac and Americas first branded cocktail was born. This is the whiskey that started it all. With its distinctive bottle reminiscent of early settlers and coffeehouses, its easy to see how the Sazerac Whisky became a staple in the creation of one of Americas oldest cocktails. Aromas of clove, vanilla, anise and pepper. Subtle notes of candies spices and citrus. The big finish is smooth with hints of licorice. Rye is, of course, the proper whiskey for a Manhattan. Bourbon was later substituted as Rye was on the brink of extinction for a number of years until recently, but Rye was the original ingredient. That being said, most of the Rye in the late 1800s to 1950's was not aged much. This is a very nice expression of a rye for mixing as it still retains its youthful zest and spiciness to stand up well to mixers Sazerac is a word with many definitions. Originally the name of a bar in 1860s New Orleans, Sazerac became the name of its signature cocktail, a mixture of cognac and bitters. Later, when cognac became scarce the recipe was changed to use rye whiskey. Thomas Handy, the bars proprietor, began importing liquors and founded The Sazerac Company, which today owns industry bigs like Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, and Barton Brands. Its Sazerac Rye brand is a reminiscence of that earlier time, and the official rye for use in Sazerac cocktails. An 18 year-old version of this recipe is part of Buffalo Traces popular annual Antique Collection release. Unlike the Antique Collection expression, this non-age-statement bottling. The design of the bottle harks back to the pre Civil War days when barrels of whisky were poured into ornately engraved decanters supplied by the distiller. While the label is now silkscreened on the shape and style is reminiscent of the style. A long, thin, clear glass neck with a fluted shoulder flow into a round center with a octagonal flute at the bottom, the spare design shows off the color of the whiskey to good effect. There is a small clear rectangular label with white lettering on the back with contact information.