Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Finalist. A bold and assertive style with plenty of soft, silky caramel and baked fruit notes to offer a sweet platform for all of the intense pepper and clove flavors. An intriguing whiskey with charm and passion. (Mar 2011)
It was released in the summer of 2010 to great critical acclaim, receiving numerous distinctions such as the "highest ever" designation from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and "highest recommendation" from the Spirits Journal. These extraordinary honors â€śhumble and set a high barâ€ť for Master Distiller Dave Pickerell who spent over a year on an exhaustive search of North America for the best rye whiskey in the world.