Some more Canadian: Masterson’s 10 yo straight Rye
So, I’m back from a few whisky loaded days over at Maltstock. it was amazing as ever, and you can expect some posts detailing the more interesting stuff that went over there, but until I gather enough willpower and energy to write a long post, here are notes from a long due Canadian whisky. Thanks to DDK I was able to taste yet another fine example of Canadian goodness. if you want to read more history and in depth information about Masterson’s check out Davin’s excellent site.
Nose: Thick rye, very perfumed. Linseed. Gentle leather caramel and dry tobacco leaves. Dark tea and cumin. Vanilla too. It’s very spicy earthy and deep.
Palate: Earthy vanilla with linseed. Grapefruit pith. Spices. Pepper. Floral too. With a hint of tobacco cinnamon and cumin.
Finish : Dry. Grapefruit pith and spices.
This is a nice and rather complex dram, with lovely Grapefruit notes, as well as earthy feel to it. Much more complex than I had anticipated it to be. Very nice! Jim Murray gave it 96.5 in his 2013 bible, but I know it really means nothing, like many of his questionable marks. It’s very good no doubt, yet not over 90 in my book anyways.