I was not sure I was going to pull the trigger on this bottling because of the high tariff ($150). I had read that it was distilled in Indian and put into casks in Kentucky for 7 years. Then they were finished off in more special casks for 3 months. These special casks were used casks from the production of Curacao (an orange liquor). This had me intrigued. Orange and rye has always been a nice combination. So despite the very high price for a 3 month finish, I bit the bullet and made the purchase just before the store closed Christmas eve.
This offering was 103.4 proof, a little less than their normal Rye. My first reaction was too much orange. I did not think it was well integrated with the Rye. I had one of those “why did I buy this moments.” This was just too unbalanced. My next thought was what cocktail can I make with this? Of course that is a lot of money for a cocktail rye. Ouch.