This is the 2011 release of Thomas H. Handy rye which was bottled at 64.3% ABV.
Nose: Rich rye with anise and biscuits. Honey and ginger in the back half with blueberries emerging after a few minutes.
Palate: Anise again in the forefront before rye spice comes in. Heavy dose of vanilla with very faint oak.
Finish: Turns quite dry with caramelized oak, gingner, and cereal notes. Astringent, but lasts a good while.
Rating: 88/100 – Just as good as any other year THH.
Value for the money: This year probably goes for $250+ on secondary at this point, and it is not worth that. It would make a great buy at retail of $99.