Made in much the same way as Broken Barrel Bourbon (with the same stave treatment in stainless steel), hence the “Heresy” moniker. The nose is much more engaging than the bourbon, thanks to plenty of classic rye spice character, which rides alongside notes of menthol, Butterfinger candy, barrel char, and burnt matches. While the palate initially finds many of the same elements enduring, they’re ultimately muddied through a heavier char character and a blunt, heavy alcohol note that dulls the spice and showcases a lot of raw granary notes instead. I’m not sure why the decision was made to bottle this at a whopping 105 proof, as all that booze lends a pungency to the finish as well as a gummy texture throughout. 105 proof.