*****Highest Recommendation, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal): "Brilliant maize/sauternes/amontillado color; unblemished clarity. This whisky aroma comes flying out of the glass in the initial whiffs as the spirit engages the olfactory membranes immediately; following seven minutes of aeration, the aroma settles down enough to offer luscious notes of rye bread, oaky vanilla, and light toffee; and type of animated bouquet that I appreciate. Entry is firm, focused on the rye, gently sweet, and caramel-like; midpalate features broadstroke multiple layers of light caramel, cookie dough, brown sugar, oak resin, marshmallow, and honey. Ends on a resiny/sappy note that balances the grainy sweetness. For a first time whiskey effort, even if the master distiller is the gifted David Pickerell, formerly of Maker's Mark, this is a superb opening act, which will be hard to follow. Sensational whiskey and straight rye at its zesty best. (Sep 2010)"