The nose is beautiful; full of rye spice with pickling herbs, very characteristic of a strong rye and very nice. The flavor is doesn't fully follow through with the nose. There is some good spice, but also a bit of soap and a watery quality which dulls the spice. I'd like to try this at a higher alcohol level, which might allow it to retain a bit of the punch from the nose. For now, I'll just enjoy the aromas.
I purchased a bottle of this on a trip to Chicago a while back and really enjoyed it. Perhaps it was because I was sequestered working 12 days, but it really hit the spot as a nightcap. Not a very big rye, but it had a great balancing sweetness, floral character, and clean finish. I happen to like what might be described as thin dry ryes, like Old Overholt, so take that into consideration with my grade.
Nice and smooth to drink, but it's too light. I wish they wouldn't have had it above 40% ABV so there would be more intensity and flavor. It still comes off as young (new make) and left me desiring more depth and flavor to this.