Rye is a tough nut. Industry is still solving new mysteries about rye whiskey every day. To my experience even back to back batches with almost same grain batches can give you a different new make.
I remember Traverse City North Coast Rye from my spirit buying days. It was one of those whiskies that showed a huge potential and every customer who bought the bottle came back for it.
Whiskey has a richer nose than the bourbons (not the barrel proof). I don’t know if it is the power of suggestion but I feel cherries on the nose on Traverse City whiskies. The palate is showing a rich character with lovely notes of rye spices. It leads to a finish with distinctive dry notes which I actually liked.
I hope we will see some older versions of this expressions since I want to see the development of this rye so much.