Things aren’t always what they seem. The mellow amber colour of Sazerac belies the strong, spicy initial flavour hit of the whiskey.
The legendary Sazerac Coffee House was also hiding something - founded in 1850 in New Orleans, despite the name, was a saloon.
The eponymous classic Sazerac cocktail was originally made with brandy and Peychauds bitters, but as brandy became harder to import, the recipe switched to Kentucky rye whiskey.
Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey softens the strength of its flavour with subtle aromas of caramel and vanilla.