If you like Rye, you WILL like this… a lot.
Connecticut-based Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits was founded by Bill Deutsch in 1981 as an importer and marketer of brands from all over the world. Things have gone rather well over the years and the company has begun acquiring brands as well to create their own portfolio. Currently they are responsible for dozens of Wines — including major name brands Yellow Tail and Baroni Fini — and a range of Whiskies, Vodka, Limoncello, and more.
Masterson’s Rye Whiskey is a classic Canadian Rye Whiskey, born in California, and named after the famous Midwestern gunfighter and bon-vivant Bat Masterson. The Deutsch Family purchased the brand just recently to fill out their Whiskey line-up. But what you’ll care about most is that this is a true-blue Rye Whiskey that has a few rare qualities. First, it’s 100% Pacific Northwest Rye — there’s no corn, wheat, or barley in the mash at all. Next, it’s distilled in pot stills and aged a full ten years in new American oak casks. With demand being so high, it seems to get harder every year to find a true Rye Whiskey that old. Finally, it’s bottled at a wonderful 45% ABV, so it stands up to ice like a champ. All that yields a pure, fragrant Rye expression with a genuine character that doesn’t taste like everything else.
Bat Masterson was a larger-than-life character from America’s golden age of the West in Texas and Dodge City, Kansas. He was a lawman, gunfighter, army scout, buffalo hunter, body guard, and newspaperman.