Mastersons 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey 70cl 45% ABV
Masterson's 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey is a 100% straight rye whiskey aged in white oak casks for a decade. This is a rich whiskey with an earthy fragrance.
Medium golden caramel in the glass, and very grain-forward on the nose: sweet cereal, Frosted Flakes, and caramel corn pop out. Hot breakfast cereal builds, making for a creamy nose. Canned fruit salad and cherry lollipop add a certain fruity element. The creamy grain of the nose transforms into very toasty wood after some time in the glass.
In the mouth, the warm grain of the nose follows through to the palate, leading with toast, milled grain, and Cream of Wheat. The medium-light body underscores the controlled, mild nature of the spirit. Slightly grassy, fresh, and polished. From start to finish, the palate remains very, very breakfast-y. The overwhelming element throughout is that creamy, mild breakfast cereal warmth. The only true trace of typical rye force is a very slight white pepper note in the finish, which is quite short and creamy.