Excerpt: Nicely balanced, the elements are all in harmony here, though that spice — coupled with the kick of extra alcohol — is always at the forefront. The finish offers notes of coal, reminding you this is not a vanilla-scented Bourbon but rather a rye.
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This is rye sourced from Alberta in Canada. It is aged and bottled by WhistlePig in Vermont, USA.
Rye spice, caramel and butterscotch. Its woody, I get some pine and some oak notes with a very faint metallic note. I seem to pick this note up in a lot of ryes, but its a good metallic note, not a bad one.
Sweet funky rye spice. Its hot, but has a nice thick, oily mouthfeel. Mild plastic notes but soon replaced by cinnamon, molasses and one more good rye spice kick.
Medium-long, its a complex blend of spicy and sweet with the brown sugar/molasses and rye spice playing nicely off each other.
I'm a sucker for SAOS rye but this was a really great change of pace. Delicious, and generally high quality. Their single barrel, cask strength store picks are a whole other level though, and I cant suggest this over one of those, when taking price into consideration.
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