3 Badge Beverage Corporation named their whiskey range after Canadian-born frontier lawman, William “Bat” Masterson, one of the most famous American Old West personalities. “I wanted to tip our cap to a character from that time,” explains Sebastiani. “Bat Masterson was not only a buffalo hunter, card dealer, U.S. marshal and local lawman, but he retired to New York where he became a prolific sportswriter and newspaperman. Masterson had considerable depth of character, much like our rye whiskey and I’ve always been fascinated by the role that saloons, card games and whiskey played in the gun slingin’ days of the Wild West.”
The rye Masterson’s is a 100% rye whiskey that far exceeds industry standards for rye whiskey.
Masterson’s 100% Wheat in a one-off. “We had the opportunity to bottle some very special whisky,” Zellers says, “but there was only one batch and it won’t be repeated.”
Masterson’s 100% Barley is a one-off. “We had the opportunity to bottle some very special whisky,” Zellers says, “but there was only one batch and it won’t be repeated.” This 12’800 bottle batch of whisky is made from 100% un-malted barley.