BRAND STORYMasterson's - Gambler, buffalo hunter, army scout, gunfighter and newspaperman, William "Bat" Masterson did it all and did it well.
And what better way to honor such a rarefied man than with a truly exceptional whiskey. Crafted by artisans, distilled in a pot still and
aged in white-oak casks for just over 10 years, it's the kind of drink that Bat would've surely raved about. The Rye - Masterson's is a 100% rye whiskey that far exceeds industry standards for rye whiskey. Our artisans incorporate only the most
fragrant and plump grains of rye and pure glacial water from the northern Rockies into a meticulous distillation process that utilizes an
old-fashioned pot still. The Taste - Masterson's is all rye and only rye, meeting the strictest definition of traditional rye whiskey. The rye is grown in the
verdant Pacific Northwest, and we choose only rye that exhibits the perfect combination of weight, plumpness and rich, earthy fragrance.
These key characteristics, along with our meticulous distillation process, give Masterson's its uniquely smooth taste.
WHISKEY PROFILEThe flavour profile of Masterson's strongly favours the grain over the barrel. The nose, though floral, is dominated by earth and grain.
The Masterson's palate is broad, ranging from wet clay through roasted grain to gunny sacks, pepper, spice and vanilla before resolving in citric pith.
This is a well-balanced, finely crafted rye whiskey, cast in the mould of the ultimate connoisseur's straight rye - a deliciator's stolen pleasure intended to be savoured. Nose: A broad range of aromas beginning with dry grain, rye grain, linseed oil and the earthiness of damp Prairie soil.
Faintly floral notes that blossom slowly into sweet-scented perfume dissolve in the sweet complex aromas of gunny sacs,
saddle leather and fragrant dry tobacco leaves. Very clean defined aromas are reminiscent of a hayloft, with straw, dry grass
and grain dust. Along with the floral tones, vanilla pods add a sweetness, punctuated here and there with hints of raspberries.
Overall the nose is dominated by the earthy aromas of canvas, wet clay, dry grain along with Chinese herbs.
There is a lot of nose here if you give it time. Palate: Continues the earthy tones of the nose along with loads of very floral vanilla notes.
Hot pepper balances neatly against sweetish spicy ginger backed by other sweetish tones including toffee,
red licorice, black licorice and a slight generic fruitiness. Dry grain along with blue clay, putty, and hot tobacco
reinforce the earthiness. A very complex palate beautifully integrates a range of flavours. The linseed oil of the nose reprises
on the palate as artist's oil paint, but despite this oiliness the oak can be just slightly, though pleasantly,
drying leading into a grapefruit pithiness with hints of lime that clean away an array of flavours and refresh the palate
for another sip. Finish: A long finish fades slowly on floral perfume, citric pith, and lasting reminiscences of earth.
RELEASE INFORMATIONAnnual Production: 4,000 cases. Masterson's is a very limited-release rye whiskey. Each bottle is painstakingly hand-numbered.
Cases are individually packed with six 750-ml bottles.
TECHNICAL INFORMATIONStraight rye whiskey distilled from a mash of 100% rye grainAging: over 10 years in white-oak casks Alcohol: 45%Made in Canada
ULTRA-PREMIUM PRODUCT PACKAGINGThe beautiful glass bottle features a distinctive, graceful shape and is designed to showcase Masterson's alluring amber color
while standing out from all others on shelf. The label itself is also distinguishing in that it's designed to appear like a turn-of-the-century
newspaper article - a tribute to the renowned sports columnist, Bat Masterson. The packaging consists of a shelf box with a highly unique design. All four exterior sides of the packaging feature old-styled
newspaper articles about Bat Masterson's life. This bold design not only ensures that the brand stands out from all others in aisle,
but also serves to educate consumers on Bat Masterson, the brand's inspiration. To download the product specification, click on the picture below
AWARDS AND ACCOLADESTo download a complete list of Masterson's accolades and awards, click here. Platinum - Best in Class - Spirits International Prestige (SIP) 20125 Stars - Canadian Whisky95 Points - The Tasting Panel MagazineTriple Gold Medal - 2011 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards Gold Medal - Connoisseur Whisky of The Year 2011 (Export) A+ Rating & Chairman's Trophy - 2012 Ultimate Beverage Challenge
RECIPESWe're currently gathering drink recipes from far and wide for our recipe page. So if you know any tasty elixirs, please send them our way
and they just may end up here. In the meantime, here are few classic recipes.
PRODUCT PRESENTATIONTo learn more about our ultra-premium Masterson's 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey product, click on the picture below for a slideshow of the product presentation.
Masterson's 10 Year old Straight Rye at the Spirit of Toronto Annual Whisky Gala on YouTube.
A short piece we shot during the production of Mastersons Rye Whiskey from John Trice on Vimeo.