Balanced, light and versatile, and likely a good foil for cocktails. Smoky fragrance with hints of caramel and dried apricots. The golden color, medium weight and flavors pleasantly evoke maple syrup and caramel at first, although zingy, oaky flavors soon follow. With ice, the wood becomes more pronounced. A nice, smooth and dry finish lingers but doesn’t overstay its welcome.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2010)
Bright copper color. Aromas of grain husk and sack, honeyed whole nuts, and carob powder with a supple, dryish medium body and a distinct raisin poppy seed pastry, mocha, and peppery spice driven finish. A rock-solid, grain driven young rye whisky.
90 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Feb 2013)