Masterson's 10 year old Rye (batch PSF3), 45%

Price: $89 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Masterson's bottles singular rye whisky. Yes, this 100% rye-grain whisky is sourced, but finishing by 3 Badge Beverage in French oak casks makes it their own. Booming, gingery spices cavort on a creamy, leathery, almost oily palate. Snappy sour pickles and vague herbal notes contrast pointedly with sweet vanilla and hints of milk chocolate, dried black fruit, and aromatic pipe tobacco.