The nose is strongly vegetal and briny with pickle juice, maybe capers. The palate follows through with a goodly amount of spice and even some Worcestshire Sauce followed by some floral perfumy, soapy notes. This is very similar to the independently bottled WhistlePig, also a ten year, 100% rye Canadian by an independent bottler.
N: Spicy and sharp intially, with white and black pepper in abundance. Opens up with some confectioner's sugar and a sweet toffee note. Wood is evident but the nose is predominantly sweet with spice. Smells slightly like a fresh beignet.
P: Light-to-moderate bod, enters a little woody and a slow spicy heat - gentle cinnamon. Mellow sweetness all around. Confectioner's sugar again. Gentle spice, faintly piny. Faint pastry sweetness.
F: Sweet and agreeable; gentle toffee but more light caramel and a touch of maple syrup. Light wood influence is obvious on this, even a touch of vanilla.