Nose: Classic Canadian rye traits of pine needles, fresh cut hay, and other herbal notes remind me of various Barrell and Whistlepig ryes, but were all very faint. If there is any sweetness at all on the nose it’s reminiscent of butterscotch pudding.
Palate: As expected, the palate is extremely soft with no proof sting. There is a nice caramel sweetness and oddly viscous mouthfeel considering it’s so watered down, but the highlights end there.
As for rye spice or any kind of spice, there is virtually none. There’s a tiny hint of cherry juice, but the palate is very one dimensional with no tannic notes at all.
Finish: With a proof this low, Spearmint gum remains about the only dominant taste that lingers around.