Color: Light amber, polished copper color with immediate but oily and thick legs.
Nose: Whiskey soaked raisins, dark thick crust rye bread and light maple syrup. It has a dusty and chalky quality I like a lot... Toasted grains, pine resin and fresh tarragon.
Palate: Mint. applejack and cinnamon. Slightly herbal with dill and rosemary, charred oak and brown sugar. Candied walnuts and young whiskey with crafty qualities and vanilla.
Finish: Medium to long and warming with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Overall: A very solid rye whiskey for a very good price... Although if my nose and palate are not misleading me I think this whiskey got a little younger in recent yers it is still pretty tasty. Nowadays even with the arrival of the Rare Breed Rye (which is pricey but amazing...) 101 is still a staple for every whiskey cabinet and bar. As you can see from the picture it is hard to keep in stock...