-Mashbill: 53% rye, 33% corn, and 14% malt
-No Age Statement
Nose: Starts off spicy, with heavy rye grain and black pepper. Crème brûlée, pear, apple, and cedar lurk in the background.
Taste: Vanilla cream, green apple taffy, honey, with cinnamon toast crunch, mint, rye and black pepper spice.
Finish: Medium in length with a sweet spice.
Conclusion: While this is nothing like the 2012 Master's Collection Rye, this whiskey is delicious in its own right. It took a few pours to open up, but quickly became a favorite among the bottles I had open. If you are a Woodford Reserve fan like me, its a must try with a friendly price tag around $38.
My Rating: B+ (Very Good)