The nose starts malty with Scotch-type notes then yields to rye with a definite pot-still character. The palate starts a bit sour with a fair amount of woody notes, rye spice, and a bit of soap. It's a bit flat and has that one-dimensional woody flavor that comes from small barrel ageing. The finish is wood planks and rye.
N: Light new-makey hints under a pretty hefty wood presence. A bit thin, a little white pepper and some raw alcohol notes.
P: Sweet upfront, kind of a mix between a pure white dog sugary sweetness and a bit of a more developed malty flavor. There's a light hop quality to it as well (think oily, earthy and dry). Wood underlies.
F: The hop-like character continues and has a little chewiness. Some malty, almost beery sweetness. Moderate wood.
It's only been aged 6 months and shows some of the expected roughnes. However, it's much more even tempered than, say, Lost Spirits. The hop flavors are so subtle I could be imagining them but this feels like it has a distinctly beery lineage.