Masterson's Rye
Added on Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 06:18 PM
  Bottler: 35 Maple
  Age: 10 yrs Type: Canadian
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Other
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Canada
  Price: $65 Availability: Better Stores

This is a Canadian straight rye whiskey made from a 100% rye mash distilled by Alberta Distillers and bottled by a California company.

Member Ratings and Notes
The nose is strongly vegetal and briny with pickle juice, maybe capers.  The palate follows through with a goodly amount of spice and even some Worcestshire Sauce followed by some floral perfumy, soapy notes.  This is very similar to the independently bottled WhistlePig, also a ten year, 100% rye Canadian by an independent bottler.
N: Spicy and sharp intially, with white and black pepper in abundance. Opens up with some confectioner's sugar and a sweet toffee note. Wood is evident but the nose is predominantly sweet with spice. Smells slightly like a fresh beignet.

P: Light-to-moderate bod, enters a little woody and a slow spicy heat - gentle cinnamon. Mellow sweetness all around. Confectioner's sugar again. Gentle spice, faintly piny. Faint pastry sweetness.

F: Sweet and agreeable; gentle toffee but more light caramel and a touch of maple syrup. Light wood influence is obvious on this, even a touch of vanilla. 
Quite similar to WhistlePig but a bit sweeter.  
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