n: vanilla with a soft Christmas spice. Cinnamon butter on soft rye bread. Caraway seeds and caramel.
t: quite "bourbony"; the rye spice is very subdued and hits towards the back of the tongue. Some all-spice and cinnamon but not too deep. This has a light body with green apple sauce and raw bread dough in the middle. Quick to the finish with light oak spice and wax.
Tasted blind I would have a hard time to identify this as a rye whiskey. It's good as a drink, but if you're looking for that rye kick, this isn't the one...
The nose has a nice rye spice on it, a promising beginning. The palate comes on with nice, sweet rye spice, then the spice starts to fade a bit and it gets very sweet and settles into a candy finish with a touch of spice.
All in all, this is pretty decent. The nose and early palate are great, but it gets a little too sweet for me by midpalate. Still, a good rye that offers a slightly different profile from the other standard ryes that are out there. It's certainly worth trying.