• Style: Straight Rye
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Kentucky
  • Distillery: Buffalo Trace
  • Bottler: OB
  • ABV: 65.45%
  • Proof: 130.9
  • Age: 6 Years, 4 Months
  • Year: 2022
  • Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel 
  • Other: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

Overall Character: Spicy, bitter and burnt caramel

| Nose: Nutty, woody, caramel, cinnamon, glazed donut

| Palate: spicy as soon as it hits the tongue. Bitter tannins, charred hay, burnt caramel, toasted bread, and sweet pastries mixed in

| Finish : Very long and spicy, but slowly transforms to sweet caramel

| Overall: Hmm, I’ve long loved the Handy. However, this year is a little underwhelming. All heat and little complexity, and with so many high abv ryes out there, this one is hard to justify, especially if you’re dumb enough to pay secondary market prices.


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