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. Top 100 Spirits 2016The nose is full of cedar, baked cherries and orange blossom. Bold and honeyed once in the mouth with a touch of oatmeal, as well. A slightly fruity finish with a hint of smoke. Masterson?s is all rye and only rye, meeting the strictest definition of traditional rye whiskey. The rye is grown in the verdant Pacific Northwest, and we choose only rye that exhibits the perfect combination of weight, plumpness and rich, earthy fragrance. These key characteristics, along with our meticulous distillation process, give Masterson?s its uniquely smooth taste.