Batch 40. A little thinner than earlier batches. Delightfully complex nose -- even has some cocoa notes. Strong initial burn that fades into a long finish.
Minor flaws: a sulfur note, maybe from the cognac barrel. Also the sharp heat is a bit more than expected for the 6y+ blend. — 6 months ago
Plum, herbs, soft start and a grippy finish.
Hell of a value at $15. — 8 months ago
Solid product, but lacks depth. Heat is pleasant but not overpowering. The vanillin on the other hand is overpowering. — 7 months ago
Marvelous. All the classic brown sugar, vanilla, oak and spice you could want, with none of the medicinal stinging bitterness of a lesser whiskey. Remarkable depth. Opens to reveal more of its bouquet with water, but I found it most impressive uncut.
Haven't had bookers in 15 years. This limited edition is better than anything I remember. — 7 months ago
Spectacular. The first truly great rye I've had. Balance, mouthfeel, complex aromatics and a solid finish. I'd prefer more heat, but that's just me. — 7 months ago
Fruit forward--cherries and red plum, faint spicines or note of cacao. Silky palate, long finish.
Bloody marvelous for $11 a bottle here in Washington, D.C. — 8 months ago
Delightful. Pronounced dark fruits, backed by leather and herbal notes. Lighter than expected in body and color. Full tannin, but smooth enough. Faint vanilla notes. Hell of a deal at $15 in Washington DC. — 9 months ago