This is one of the only ryes I have yet to try, but it is only a matter time Generally heard good but not great things. The only rye I've not enjoyed is Pikesville. Sorry I cannot be of more help.
Don't miss the Rittenhouse if you can get it. I have both the standard BIB bottling and the 10yo (gotten from a friend who works in the HH bottling house) -- which is custom-bottled by Heaven Hill for places like Maison du Whisky. And, some of us were served a 20yo version which is unmarketed by distiller Parker Beam at a recent private tasting during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival earlier this month.
Anyway, on a quality-to-price ratio, I can't believe there are many better deals in whisk(e)ydom. Pleasing summer-garden floral nose, and a complex palate ranging from violets to cinnamon spice. Get it!
I've got to disagree with Tim on this one. I've only had the 2001 Sazerac but in terms of immediate impact, no other whisky has come close. It was my favourite whisky for a while, but the Van Winkle Rye seemed to grow on me more - of course it much more readily available and a lot cheaper.
Seems to me though the reviews of recent Sazerac releases on sb.com are less flattering than for the earlier releases. Perhaps something to ponder before really shelling out.