Reviewed on Thu 07 Jan, 2016
It's pronounced "Rye One" apparently, but if you ignore the obvious attempt at hip marketing this is a very good rye whisky which makes the perfect cocktail base.
On the nose: Lots of rye spices, pepper, mild notes of bitter cocoa and cigar boxes.. It's not too overpowering but the smell is very pleasant. Very nice.
The taste: Good amounts of Rye spices - nutmeg, cloves and pepper again. Some dried fruit - prunes - and fruit cake. Best with a couple of drops of water to bring the flavours out.
The finish: Long and lip smacking. It's not powerful but hangs around. I like it a lot actually.
Personally... This is a really nice rye which is probably at the high end of the market in America ($55-60) but at the equivalent £40 or so is about what I'd expect to pay for it here in the UK. I like rye a lot and this is no exception - I had finished this bottle in no time at all and immediately wished I'd bought two. I don't think you can currently buy this in the UK so if you see it in the States be sure to nab a bottle. It makes a good Sazarec.
Personal Rating: 88/100
Value for Money: 80/100
Overall Rating: 86.2/100