Rich amber color. Lovely aromas of frosted peach-raisin danish, cherry cola, and lively baking spices with a smooth, supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a snappy, oak spice, rye raisin bread pudding, cocoa and earth accented finish. Nicely balanced and flavorful.
91 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Feb 2012)
This amber whiskey is made with 95% rye, which puts it on the very high-rye side of the spectrum, and gives it a spicy zip. In some ways, this evokes an ultradry version of an orange liqueur, with juicy orange notes dusted with black pepper, clove, nutmeg and a faint hoppy note.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jul 2012)
No age statement, but it includes 4 to 7 year old whiskeys. The mashbill is 95% rye — much higher than most standard rye whiskeys out there. It’s brisk, vibrant, and loaded with spice (crisp mint, warming cinnamon, cocoa, hint of anise). Fruit — ripe nectarine, apricot, golden raisin — drizzled with maple syrup. Dry oak rounds out the finish. Bold enough for cocktails. Mature enough to drink neat (or on the rocks).
85 points, Whisky Advocate (Vol. 20, #2)