Wine Enthusiast 94
WE TOP 100 2016 Spirits
The complex aroma suggests rich caramel, maple and butterscotch. The same flavors are echoed on the palate, showing a flash of sweetness, drying alcohol heat and a spicy finish. Water tames this 100 rye to a maple-almond flavor profile, finishing with cocoa and plenty of mouthwatering spice.
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.