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As far as hi-rye content mash bills go, this one at 95% is surprisingly approachable right off the bat. At first introduction the nose carries hints of burnt caramel, cherry, tobacco and a faint tease of cabinet spices like nutmeg, clove, and freshly ground black pepper. On the palate, this one feels fat when it first hits your tongue with flavors of carmel, butter cream, and again cherry and tobacco. It then lends itself nicely to the rye grain that is complimented by the lingering sweetness of the butter cream and the spice of the black pepper. A medium finish lends itself to the oily, almost viscous texture that coats the back of your throat with an invitation to take another pull. I enjoy this one on the rocks and enjoy the nuances that appear as it is gradually cut with every sip. A steal at $24.