Very Olde St. Nick Harvest Rye Whiskey Cask Strength
The first sip is somewhat thin. There is an instant blast of heat that coats the mouth, gathers in the back palate, and settles in the chest. Rye spice is the most prominent note. The second sip is silky and has a slight drying effect that is followed by a Pavlovian response. There is a candy sweetness to this rye with notes of vanilla and baking spice. The third sip brings both heat and flavor. The complexity of this whiskey coupled with its sweetness make it difficult to tease out all of the notes. Oak, rye spice, and vanilla were present.