***** - Totally colorless; flawlessly clean and pure. Right out of the aromatic gate the scent is juicy, almost citrusy, slightly smoked, peppery, prickly high in the nasal cavity, and stony/mineral-like; second passes pick up sweet-and-sour sauce, soy sauce, pickle brine, dill, sage, bay leaf, eucalyptus, bacon fat – I mean, this could go on all day. Entry is creamy in texture, rich in candy flavors, especially malted milk ball and nougat, and is nicely baked without being burnt or sulphury; midpalate is toasty, sweeter than the entry taste, meaty, densely grainy I malty all the way deep into the finish, which is long, lush, slightly roasted/ toasty, just a smidgen spicy, and plump with malted rye. A landmark for rye based vodka. - Spirit Journal.