Happened upon Jim Beam Pre-Prohibition Rye in the ABC store and figured why not give it a try. With a standard NCABC price of $25 and sale price of $22 there wasn’t much to loose in trying this 90 proof Rye. While the flavor wasn’t mind blowing, it wasn’t a slouch either. The aroma greets the nose with brown sugar, rye, black pepper, and oak. The flavor was filled with black pepper, rye spice, and more oak surrounded by subtle brown sugar. The finish was lingering black pepper and oak and a warming alcohol presence which was stronger than anticipated from a 45% ABV Rye. Not bad rye at all for the price point so snag a bottle if you need a budget friendly rye. You shouldn’t be disappointed and you won’t be out too much coin.