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Masterson's 10 Year Old Single Cask Straight Rye Whiskey

Aged for over a decade, this rye whiskey was bottled exclusively for Caskers members.

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Born on November 26, 1853, William "Bat"Masterson left his family farm in Henryville as a teenager in order to become a buffalo hunter. After a few years hunting buffalo, Masterson became a scout for the United States Army during a campaign against the Kiowa and Comanche Indians. By the age of 24, he had moved to Kansas and was elected sheriff of Ford County. In 1879, Bat was voted out of office and spent the next several years making a living as a professional gambler and saloon owner. During this time, Masterson was said to avenged the deaths of his two brothers and his famous revolver was nicknamed "the gun that tamed the West." By the time he passed away in 1921, Masterson had done it all, and done it all well.

Made in homage to Bat, Masterson's 10-year-old Straight Rye Whiskey is made from 100% rye grains. The rye is grown in the verdant Pacific Northwest, where only grains that exhibit the perfect combination of weight, plumpness and rich, earthy fragrance are harvested. After the grains have been milled and mashed, they are fermented with inoculated, dry yeast, which help give Masterson's Rye its unique flavor profile. The wash is then distilled through pot stills, before being aged in white-oak casks for over a decade.

Cask Number 13 of Masterson's Rye Whiskey was bottled exclusively for Caskers members. After aging for a decade in American oak casks, the whiskey was double-barreled, or finished, in a single, medium-sized toasted French oak cask.

As a result, it has a floral aroma, with hints of spicy wood and cinnamon. The aroma gives way to notes of roasted nuts, citrus and vanilla, which are complemented by a bold and spicy undertone. The finish is long and robust, with notes of oak and baking spices mingled with sweet undertones of honey, marshmallow and caramel.

Masterson's Rye Whiskey was awarded 94 points from Whisky Advocate and was rated the #1 whiskey in the Spring 2013 issue. In addition, it earned a triple gold medal at the MicroLiquor Spirits Awards in 2011 and the Chairman's Trophy with a score of 94 points from the Ultimate Beverage Challenge in 2012.

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Floral aroma, with hints of spicy wood and cinnamon. Notes of roasted nuts, citrus and vanilla, which are complemented by a bold and spicy undertone. Finish is long and robust, with notes of oak and baking spices mingled with sweet undertones of honey, marshmallow and caramel.

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