Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Rye
Michter's // Kentucky, USA
Michter's Master Distiller, Willie Pratt, has finally released another round of 10 Year Old Straight Rye after a 3 year absence from the marketplace (while they waited for more to come of age.) This single barrel whiskey is made to celebrate "America's first whiskey variety (rye)" from one of the country's first whiskey producer's, formerly known as Shenk's.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"This whiskey is the opposite of subtle - deep, dark and weighty. Really coats the tongue. Aggressive smoke, wood, leather and herbal (rosemary, thyme, mint) notes up front, then turns more sweet with vanilla, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. At over 92 proof one definitely feels the burn. This one's definitely not for novices. However, that just leaves more for the rest of us. When we can find it."