A briny rye exudes from the bottle. Caramel, cinnamon, cloves, and a rather mild rye spice considering it’s 95% rye mash bill. A touch of crème brûlée and red licorice.
The Spice on the palate comes roaring out. Cinnamon, cloves, honey, a light peppery pop, some buttery toffee and a smooth caramel underpinning. There is a hint of mint, but it’s not so much the flavor of mint as the sensation of mint.
Cloves and pepper fade to a slight grapeyness which fades to a woody rye spice that lingers.