Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey

Michter's Barrel Strength Rye was first released in 2015. For maturation, the Michter’s Rye distillate is entered into the barrel at 103 proof, rather than a more industry standard higher proof as they believe it yields a richer, smoother, more full-bodied whiskey after proper maturation. The whiskey is matured in fire-charred new American white oak barrels.
A single barrel product, each barrel of Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is bottled at its particular alcohol level at the time of the bottling. The majority of barrels in the releases range from 107 to 112 proof.

    Nose:    Fresh, mint, sweetish rye, all rather light and subtle, caramel, floral.

    Taste:    Powerful but not too strong, spicy, rye, tannins, muesli, a bit dry.

    Finish:   Long, round and creamy, a nice interplay between spice and sweetness.