The nose is a bit soapy with some of the sandalwood notes that I often get on old Pennsylvania ryes. The palate too is soapy with a lot of sandalwood. Spicy notes dominate the finish. This is much more similar to the old Pennsylvania ryes than it is to any bourbon I've had. I generally like the sandalwood notes in those old ryes, but the soapy notes in this clashed with them.
Soapiness is a characteristic that I have found in a number of dusties, and it can be a result of poor storage or handling over the years. In addition, the small quantity involved in a miniature bottle makes it even more susceptible to the ravages of time. All this is to say that the current state of this whiskey might not reflect what it tasted like in its prime, but that's always a risk with dusties.