Not as hard as the Sour Mash. I like the Tornado, it has such a smooth finish, almost candy-like, but I think it's story is even more appealing. I have to get more of the Rye...once they move on to another LE product, i know I'll never see that again.I killed off a Tornado, Single Barrel and Barrel Proof in the last three days.Anyone try Barterhouse here yet. I have one, don't know why I'm waiting to crack, its EVERYWHERE. Would love to hear opinions.