Yum. Freakin' Tasty. This is really done perfect. The rye content is just high enough and the proof just low enough for full enjoyment of this complex rye. I will be purchasing every release of this from now on.
p: Hmm, wood stain and tree bark. There's an early flash of menengue that disappears into nasty too fast.
I'm not a fan. I can't help but compare it to the rest of its family: Thomas Handy, William Larue Weller, and George T Stagg. Those are awesome, this is not. I've done that lineup MANY times, and this is always the bottle that fails to please. It's maybe a shade better than the Eagle Rare.