|Region||United States, Kentucky|
Michter’S Us*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye Whiskey
This Michter’s US*1 Whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Michter’s. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the buy link towards the bottom of this review our site receives a small referral payment which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.
Enhanced spice notes with delicate chocolate overtones balanced by some vanilla and honey, hints of roasted nuts and dates, with a lingering finish of burnt brown sugar reminiscent of creme brulee complemented by some smokey campfire highlights.
Michter’s US*1 Whiskey is made by taking fully matured Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye at barrel strength and then further aging it in a second custom barrel made to the specifications set by Michter’s US*1 Whiskey Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. She commented, “For this 2020 release, we selected rye barrels aged to peak quality and then dumped each barrel, with the contents of each single barrel being put in a second single barrel assembled from 24 month naturally seasoned and air dried wood. The second barrel was custom toasted to extract characters to create a rich and decadent rye whiskey experience.” The average barrel proof for the toasted rye barrels bottled for this release is 109.2. Master Distiller Dan McKee remarked, “This is a whiskey that you really can sip and savor.”
A new edition of Michter’s US*1 Whiskey bottled at cask strength. Starting with a punchy rye whiskey, Michter’s further age it in casks that have been toasted rather than charred. This extra step adds surprising complexity and extra layers of spicy flavour that work well with the intensity of the bottling strength.
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