I couldn't disagree more with the professional review. Barely a rye. As I use rye's mostly as mixers for Manhattans, this was an utter failure. Well, maybe some hyperbole there, but I will not purchase again. Go for Rittenhouse, High West or Templeton. As a sipper, it still doesn't offer the spicy rye taste that I love. It does nothing very well. Okay, checking back, I did purchase again. Having refined my palate since my initial tasting, it is a rye after all. Further, I am actually enjoying this rich, subtle rye. Will try in a Manhattan soon.