like. This is really the sweet-spot, in a manner of speaking, for rye
whiskies that aren't high-proof. It has that touch of grain and wood,
and a lot of sweetness, and the alcohol never interferes. I'm really
torn on scoring/grading this because, for what it is, it's just so
enjoyable when you want something sweet and non-challenging. If you
really want something with complexity, it'll leave you wanting a bit.
That is, it's got its place.
Immediately, but lightly, on rye grain, sweet and dry cinnamon. It's
pure rock-candy. The clean sugary goodness supplemented with soft, fresh
wood and sawdust. A little varnish comes out with air, but it's all
very refreshing. There's also some menthol and anise. Not terribly
complicated, but it smells delicious.
A little rye spice and a full dose of the grain with a measure of soft
cinnamon. A little sandal wood and cedar - and more of that pure, sugary
rock candy. Very brief peppery spice on the entry, but goes more for
the sweet: direct and simple.
Very short, which is a little disappointing, but this is incredibly
drinkable. It is liquid candy. Fairly simple and straightforward on the
whole, it just does those few things very well and is fun and easy to