The Sazerac name traces its roots to the purchase of a bar by Thomas H. Handy in 1869 and symbolises the tradition and history of New Orleans.
The coffee house was known throughout Prohibition as the Sazerac Coffee House after a cocktail The Sazerac™, the first and only branded American cocktail. Created by a Creole immigrant called Antoine Peychaud, who owned a pharmacy on the French Quarter’s Royal St, it was originally made with Cognac and Peychaud’s Bitters, but as brandy became hard to import the recipe switched to a Kentucky Rye Whiskey.
This straight rye whiskey has a mellow, amber colour which belies the strong, spicy initial flavour hit, which is softened with subtle aromas of caramel and vanilla.
2012 Excellent Recommendation – Ultimate Spirits Challenge
2012 Gold Medal – Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
2012 Silver Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2011 Liquide Gold – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
2011 Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2010 Silver Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition