2009 Thomas H. Handy Rye Review

This is the 2009 release of Thomas H. Handy (part of the yearly BTAC releases). It’s NAS (probably around 7 years old) and bottled at 64.5%

Nose: Rye is very prominent with brown sugar and charred oak.

Palate: Big rye cereal notes that bounce between savory, peppery, sweet, salty all with cured oak to back it up. A bit of acetone lingers in the background.

Finish: Hot and dry with loads of rye and oak.

Rating: 84/100 – A good rye, but one of my least favorite THH releases I’ve tried.

Value for the money: These go for probably $300+ on the secondary, but it’s an easy pass for me. I’d buy a 2011 instead if you’re looking for a THH on the secondary.

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