This an 8 year NDP rye from Willett that was sold at their giftshop. It’s bottled at 57.4% ABV.
Nose: Huge rye notes with charred oak and a nice, soft lavender note to balance out the spice. Rich and buttery overall.
Palate: Sweet but peppery with damp oak, rye cereal, vanilla, toffee, and a hint of acetone.
Finish: Very dry & oak forward with rye spice lingering – fairly astringent.
Value for the money: This was round $85 which I think is a decent price as it competes fairly well with Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye for me.