This is a 15 year NDP rye bottled at 45.65% ABV.
Nose: Prominent rye with a heap of dill (MGP distillate?) – very bright all around with minimal oak influence. New leather along with blackberry preserves develop after a bit.
Palate: Tastes younger than 15 years on both the rye and oak front – not very spicy, but oddly quite fruity: apricots, banana, mango – some vanilla rounds it out.
Finish: Rye lingers with a singed oak and fruit cake – very long finish.
Rating: 93/100 – One of the best ryes I’ve had actually. Perfect blend of rye/oak as it hasn’t approached that soapy/bitter overoaked state that a lot of the very famous ryes have.
Value for the money: I think this retailed for $150 which when compared to the other sought after ryes is a steal. Not sure if this is still being produced, but I’d gladly buy a bottle at that price.