Has anyone tried Masterson's Rye? It's a 90 proof, 100% rye from Canada that I saw it at TJ's the other day. I am wondering if I should try this or Pikesville 110 ($50 locally)
Like Pendleton, it's distilled in Canada, branded and sold by a US company. The reviews I read were mostly a few years old and said it was good, but not worth the price, generally cited in the $70-80 range. It's bottled and sold by 35 Maple St. Spirits, a venture out of Sonoma, CA headed by August Sebastiani of the jug wine world. Edited to add that the name of the venture has changed from 35 Maple to 3 Badge Mixology.
They is also behind a few spirits I've seen recently at TJ's, the Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon and the cucumber-y Uncle Val's Botanical Gin that @FrogPrincesse mentioned picking up there a few months ago.
Not sure if the fact they are dumping stock to TJ's is indicative of the health of the venture or the quality of the product or maybe they want to get rid of product labeled with the old name.
Curious if anyone here has tried it.