Let’s take a whisky detour in an attempt to pick this session up a bit. Back I go to Skinner for rye. It was at the first Old & Rare Whisky Show in 2017 that Joseph [on the Skinner stand], presented those lucky enough, that glorious 1909 Overholt rye [WLP93] for a steal. Plenty has changed in the last three years with regards to awareness and price of all whisky.
N: Fresh/modern/contemporary rye. From 1935 you say?
T: You have to be kidding me?! This is [like] a full-on straight bitter > sweet contemporary rye slugger with leafy [curry-leaf] herbal tones.
F: Light creamy/milky finish with ginger biscuits [Foz], and a tonic water [quinine] & mixed dried herb bitterness.
C: Hard to believe this was bottled in the early 1940s. Extremely contemporary in style for a pre-war rye or any spirit frankly. Still, very nice.