Crystal clear, silvery and slightly glycerous appearance. Initial nose is captivating, fruity at first, then turning sweet gherkin-like. Aeration brings forward sweet, crusty rye bread top note along with roast chestnut and a hint of toffee apple. A very inviting new make nose. The palate is gently spicy and more keenly grainy with an almost chewy texture, tasting faintly peaty. Finishes like quality fresh rye bread with the crusty rye character re-asserting itself in the long, clean, dry aftertaste.