90

Score

Masterson's 10 year old Rye (batch PSH3), 45%

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

Insights developed from four generations making fine California wine are applied brilliantly to Masterson's 100% rye-grain whisky. Finishing in Hungarian oak barrels lends softness to warm glowing spices, ripe Bing cherries, Granny Smith apples, and cocoa powder. Sandalwood follows, then Humbugs, farmy notes, sweet grainy beer mash, fragrant esters, and candy canes, on a slippery palate. Long, spicy, vanilla finish.