A big kick of spice leads on the nose, with typical rye spice alongside cloves and nutmeg. Also find vanilla, brown sugar, mint and maple syrup. A peppery palate enters a bit soft and veers into the astringent side, with dry oak and vanilla. The finish is moderate in length, with green oak, lingering peppermint and menthol on your cheeks as if you just ate a few Altoids, char, and bitter coffee. Similar profile to last year's release, though lacking some of the depth and richness.