Price: $70 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Hiram-Walker & Sons / Corby Spirit
Mashbill: 100% rye
Aged For: 12 years
Cask Type: New white oak barrels
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: Unknown
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Rye spice, heavily floral, nutmeg, oak, fennel, dill, anise
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and dry
Palate/Taste: Rye, dill, mint, sage, bay leaves, chili peppers, mint, and a sour note
Finish: Warm and lasting, with the sour note again appearing for me, dry spices, tannins, and herbs
Thoughts: This is well made rye, and everyone else who has it loves it, so I’ll be the odd man out and say that even though I can appreciate it, I didn’t enjoy it that much. The flavors are just not tuned to my palate. So when you see my score, you can view it as one of my enjoyment, not the quality of the dram.
Score: 75 out of 100