Whisky Advocate Rated 88 Very Good. Plenty of Character, Worth Seeking Out, No Flaws “Congratulations are due… rye-spice vanilla aromas, not a fiery American rye…all the spice is there and floral/grassy complexity but more rich oak notes and a high arching finish that sustains the whiskey on the palate.” -LB, Whisky Advocate Grain bill: 90% Rye, 10% Malted Barley Distillation Notes: Pot distilled, aged 8 years in a one-time use bourbon barrel, medium toast. If we used a new, charred American oak barrel instead, this Whiskey would be called “Rye”. Bottled at 90 proof, similar to a scotch. More complex flavors, longer finish than John Jacob; a great sipping whiskey & very good in a Manhattan or whiskey cocktail.