This is a 4 year Old Overholt straight rye that was distilled in 1975 and bottled in 1979 at 43% ABV.
Nose: Slight isopropyl note with big sour rye bread notes. Nose improves over time but mostly just heavy rye.
Palate: Rye fades with an older, herbal oak dominating here.
Finish: Disappears in a flash sadly – left with just a hint of musty oak.
Rating: 80/100 – Nose was promising but pretty lackluster elsewhere.
Value for the money: Not sure what these dusty ryes would go for, but I wouldn’t pay more than $20-$30 for this as I’d rather drink a current cheaper rye e.g. Rittenhouse BIB.