There have been A LOT of Rye Whiskies hitting the market recently. The first two that come to mind are WhistlePig 10yr Rye and Jefferson’s 10yr Rye. You may or may not know this, but both of these are Canadian Whiskey and I would bet money they come from the same distillery. The newest release and one I believe is also from the same distillery is the Masterson’s 10yr Straight Rye Whiskey.
This whiskey was named after William “Bat” Masterson. What does Bat Masterson have to do with whiskey? I have no idea, but this is a unique whiskey. It’s 100% Canadian Rye, blended with water from Colorado and bottled in Sonoma, California. Go figure. Drinkhacker.com scored it an A- and lists a retail price of $79/bottle. I’m going to put it on sale for the introductory price of $54.99/bottle. Now, I’ve had all three of the aforementioned Rye’s. Personally, I prefer the Masterson’s and I don’t say that because I’m promoting it. I prefer it because of its sweetness. Rye’s aren’t traditionally this sweet. It’s more bourbon-like and reminds me of the Willett 3yr Cask Strength Rye we had. For the money, I think it’s great! If you like the WhistlePig then I suggest you try the Masterson’s. They are similar but different… if that makes sense.
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