This is a single barrel release of Knox Whiskey Works 5 year old spirit, distilled using a 70/30 corn:rye mash bill. It is bottled at cask strength and sourced from an undisclosed source. There is very little information out there regarding their contract producer / sourcer, and the mash bill further kicks up the intrigue factor.
Apples, clove, caramel, tobacco, musty, pepper. Pretty familiar, not super complicated, but also not super off-putting.
Thin, sweet banana, apples, pears. Sawdust, very hot. Oaky, faint pepper, astringent.
Short, hot, musty. Wet cardboard, pepper, searing heat. Astringent.
Not good, and not particularly well sourced. Very hot, even for the proof, with a strong presence of youth and under maturation.