I can hardly imagine fans of rye whiskey being disappointed in this bottle. After all, The Whiskey Bible 2011 named it the "Second Finest Whiskey in the World 2011". For me, this is rye whiskey amplified in every way. We start with that distinct bite of rye. It is hard for me to get past that initial sharp note, but once I do, I settle in to the various other flavors behind including chocolate, red wine and citrus. It took some time to acquire a taste for any whiskey and I may never acquire a taste for rye, but if I did, I'd expect this to be the kind of bottle I'd savor.