Nose: the rye announces itself immediately with a rich, intense, peppery, herbal, and floral aroma. Becomes fruity with apple orchard fragrance in time. Oak notes deeper in the glass. Wonderfully complex and pleasing right out of the bottle.
Taste: quite smooth and supple on the tongue, with immediate sweetness and then a bracing load of spice. Harmonious and balanced. Dangerously drinkable.
Finish: perhaps the best part is how the flavours keep developing after you've swallowed. Pleasant and long, with no bitterness.
Balance: even better than I'd hoped it would be. Miles ahead of most other whiskies at this price in Ontario. If you like Corby rye, or rye in general, definitely consider picking this up.