This high-rye spirit (close to 95% rye) is manly and rugged, like chewing on saddle leather. Elegant, straight-edge bottle design. Golden color and medium body. Aromas evoked burnt orange peel and ripe cheeses, while the flavors were boldly oaky and bitter, with notes of tobacco, leather and black tea. Dry, short, stinging finish.
88 points, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2010)