This rye has built a mystique around its well-known connection to Al Capone, being his drink of choice. One might imagine that he had refined taste in liquor given that it was his trade. Perhaps he did and instead it is I who lacks a discerning palate for rye whiskey.
For me, this emerges as the front-runner in the race for most palatable rye whiskey. This however is not a far lesser race than for best whiskey. I prefer not to drink rye whiskey.
This rye has a strong cereal taste, with bitter tastes like aspirin. The prohibition connection mystique is bolstered by the strength of the alcohol flavors like you are sampling something that would as easily power a motor as make for good drink.