This is the 2013 Thomas H. Handy (part of yearly BTAC release). It’s NAS, but assumed to be around 6 years old and bottled at 64.2% ABV.
Nose: Clean and crisp floral heavy rye. Fudge, caramel, maraschino cherries – fantastic young rye nose.
Palate: Don’t get as much raw rye out of it despite the young age. Lots of toffee, barrel char, and fudge.
Finish: Very dry – rye turns a bit bitter.
Rating: 90/100 – One of my favorites of the BTAC releases typically and one of the cheapest on the secondary as well.
Value for the money: If you can find one of these at retail, it’s a no brainer. On the secondary, these are usually closer to $200+ which is too much. However, if you’re deadset on owning a BTAC bottling, this is the cheapest one to get into and a tasty one at that.