Sazerac Rye is an overall great whiskey, especially when you consider the retail price of this bottle. This rye is thick and smooth, and delivers plenty of sweet and spicy flavors that really fit together seamlessly. The nose starts off very sweet and herbal, but this whiskey presents with more heat and spice that the nose would suggest. All of these great spices are then balanced by plenty of delicate sweet flavors that make for a very easy-drinking pour. This whiskey can easily stand on its own as a sipping whiskey, but based on the overall profile, it is also no mystery why it works so well in a cocktail. If you see this bottle on the shelf for a reasonable price, I suggest you do what I do and get as many bottles as possible because this rye will not disappoint.