Malt Advocate 91 points - Beautifully boxed for gift giving, a quality that carries over into the whiskey itself. Fresh-cut red cedar unfolds into hard candy, green apples, nail polish, rye bread, and ripe black cherries on the nose. Vague cedar on the palate becomes fruity and floral, then hot and spicy. Distant licorice root is restrained by German rye bread. Earthy but not dusty, with a sweet, hot, effervescent spiciness. Fades in a long, tingling finish. Complex and expressive: rich yet ethereal.
(Summer 2014) Reviewed by: Davin de Kergommeaux (Aug 2014)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Exquisitely deep, smoky and complex nose of game meats, baseball glove and toasted earth with undertones of dried cherry. Once in the mouth it is light on its feet yet brooding with bacon fat, stewed peaches and cinnamon and leads into a delicately smoky finish. (Apr 2014)
After ageing 13 years in new charred American oak barrels, this is a master distiller’s ’robust cut’ of 100% rye whiskey from doubled pot stills, standing at 101.3 proof.
The quality of the farm-sourced rye grain, artisanal distillation process, and the depth and robust character of a rye aged for 13 years result in an inherently rare and limited offering - a real whiskeyman’s whiskey.