A fine delicate nose revealing only subtle quiet oak, seems almost to be hiding the rye spiciness- saving it for a surprise. Sweet and sour counterpoise, and merge on the tastebuds a textbook of rye's traditional flavors leading furtively to rye zest. From sourdough toast with quince jam, to allspice, and nutmeg peppery tingle on the tongue. Crisp, clean and highly pleasurable. This is a fantastic sipper (neat, with a splash of water, or on the rocks), but it is an absolute WINNER as a mixer.