1 x 750 mL of Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 x 750 mL of Sazerac Rye
Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continually operating distillery in the United States, and includes the rich legacies of master distillers such as E.H. Taylor, Jr, George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp and Elmer T. Lee. Today, the distillery is still family-owned, operating on the same 130 acres of land adjacent the Kentucky River as it has for over 200 years. Deep amber color, along with an aroma of vanilla, caramel, mint and molasses. Palate offers sweet notes of brown sugar and toffee, which give way to oak, dark fruits, baking spices and anise. The finish is both mellow and complex, with lingering notes of vanilla, oak and rock candy.
Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey earned a score of 94.5 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, and a score of 95 points from Wine Enthusiast, which called it a "Best Buy." In addition, it earned the Best American Rye Whiskey Award at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, and the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Copper-bronze color. Aroma of rye, malt, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. Notes of chewy caramel, vanilla, spicy rye and candied citrus on the palate. Ends with a touch of dried fruits and rye.