Thanks to a friend I got to try some Pikesville Rye and I might be the outlier here; it's good but not my favorite... The nose is nice: sweet, herbaly with notes of dill and oak.
The palate loses me: it's hotter than I like and more on the bitter end, notes of leather and menthol. Finishes dry.
I can see why people like this but I'm glad I got a chance to try it first.