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I've had my eye on this rye for a while. A 21yr rye one time release for under$60? Maybe something was wrong with it. But when I saw that only two bottles remained in a city of millions, I went on a short adventure grab them. connosr.com/whiskey-hunting-adventures-whi…
Nose: Most definitely rye. Tropical fruit notes along with pepper and mulling spices.
Taste: Rye and pepper forward but an incredible mouthfeel. Deep deep bursts of flavor follow the initial rye. More fruit notes, but not dark, more like pinnaples, apricots, and juicy fruit gum.
Finish: Oh so smooth. The taste of pecan shell offers Some bitterness, but even this is uniquely enjoyable. Pepper spices complete the finish.
Balance: One of the most unique whiskies I have ever had. The fruit notes are off the charts. The rye notes are present but subdued. The finish is beguilingly smooth. Extremely complex.
Final Thoughts: I am glad I did not read the reviews of my fellow Connors's before this purchase. I can see why this whiskey is so polarizing. It is truly the most unique rye I have ever tasted. The bottle is so ugly i never want to put it on a shelf.