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I first opened this bottle of 95 Rye in August last year, but was advised to give it some time to let it air, by @Victor. I wrote the notes two months later, in October, and found it to have improved a lot in a short time.
Nose: Honey, spices and apples. I instantly get sweet notes of overripe fruits, but with a bit of air, these develop into sweet oranges. The intensity of the nose is really enjoyable for me.
Taste: Spices, with an increased intensity over time. Oak barrels and caramel. There is also the faintest hint of mint. The 95 Rye is both sour and sweet at the same time, and with a noticeable rye character. I've noted that I at a couple of occasions got salt, but that might as well just have been my palate that day.
Finish: A long aftertaste of spices, green apples and mint/spearmint. Some vanilla.
I never sat a mark on Bulleit 95 Rye the first time I opened it, but I'll make sure to revisit and review it in August this year, after a whole year.