Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye (2020 Release)

Rye

Michter's // Kentucky, USA

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  1. Matt-Hoskins

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    *Rating is price relative Nose: Cinnamon, clove, rye spice Palate: Dried fruits, cinnamon, oak, rye spice, hints of toffee Finish: Long with cinnamon, clove, a hint of butterscotch, and just the right amount of spice to tie all of those together I'm a big Michter's fan in general and this one does not disappoint. I feel that this is a rye that even those who only drink bourbon could really appreciate. A lot of delicate flavors and a long beautiful finish without overpowering rye spice. This is a buy on sight for me.(at ~retail price)
    140.0 USD per Bottle
  2. Ahsgreenwave

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: oak, burnt brown sugar, rye spice, citrus Taste: mild brown sugar sweetness, dry prunes, citrus that makes your mouth water, oaky flavor that leaves a slight bitterness behind, oily, long legs on this one. The citrusy flavor makes your mouth water and your tongue tingle. The burnt bitter oak flavor lingers with the citrusy note for a very long finish.
    160.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Kemosloppy

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  4. nberrong

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Butterscotch and honey on the nose with a subtle baking spice aroma in the background. The more I nose it, I pinpoint the aroma - reminds me of wassail (with orange peel). Now let’s drink... lots of toffee. And caramel. Little spice in the finish that fades quickly. Rounds out with lots of vanilla and oak. One of the sweeter ryes I’ve had. Guessing the rye in this mash bill is pretty close to that 51%. This is a lovely rye.
  5. Swahili1

    Tasted
    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
    Taste: 2oz. neat in glen cairn. Barrel 20E906 Nose: Immediately hit with wintergreen, chocolate, and tart berries (cranberries?). The nose reminds me of Christmas time. There is a marzipan note in the background. This is very nice. Taste: Rich, buttery rye greets me on entry. Chocolate, spearmint candy leaves, and toffee are front and center. The spicy rye seeds linger on the palate into the finish. A hint of cranberry is again detectable. The tartness is well received, and is tempered by the chocolate note. Finish: This is a finish for days. Chocolate and the marzipan I got on the nose is balanced by spicier wintergreen and anise, but the anise does not make it bitter like black licorice. Overall: This is an absolute hit for me, and Michter's has done it again! To me, Michter's does much better with their rye than their bourbon. That said I feel their bourbon is stupendous which makes their Rye extra special. Often I balk at the price, but I am always a buyer. I am from the camp that bourbon and rye that go in at a lower entry proof than the industry standard 125 (in Michter's case 103!) results in a richer, fuller, more condensed and flavorful whiskey because less water is used as a cut. You pay for that though because the yield is so much less. Don't be put off by price here- in this case you are getting what you pay for. This one is special.
    169.99 USD per Bottle
  6. jbranch38

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Nose: popcorn and graham crackers. Kind of similar nose to Thomas h handy honestly. Creamy too. Palate: very creamy and earthy. Not too strong and not much bite being a rye. Super smooth. Very oily on the second sip and more flavors come out. That popcorn showed on the second sip. Finish: really really amazing finish. Lingering spice that literally lasts as long as a GTS finish. Really shocked at how good this rye is. Paid $160 and I could probably do it again. Definitely on par with Thomas H Handy too btw.
    160.0 USD per Bottle
  7. dubz480

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Reviewing Barrel # 20E926 from the 2020 release This is an annual release from the ever popular Michters Distillery (even more so thanks to excellent show Billions) and is the most sought after (excluding the 20+ yr expressions). The 10yr Bourbon release whilst certainly not easy to find at or close to retail it's definitely attainable, however this is the first time I have personally been able to snag the 10yr Rye for less than retail (SRP this year is $160). Before we get into the review let's take a look at what's in the bottle... Source: Undisclosed Kentucky Distillery Mashbill: Undisclosed (they state high corn and malted barley, which indicates it's around 51% rye mash) Proof: 92.4 Age: At least 10yr old (some barrels as old as 13yr old) Filtration: Chill filtered using their "Signature" Filtration Entry Proof: 103 (very low compared to the standard 125) Cooperage: Toasted then Charred New American Oak So how does this Rye taste? Let's dive in... Entry is rich and viscous which is surprising given the relatively low proof... Initial notes of rich toffee, burnt brown sugar, vanilla bean and dark chocolate lead... Just wonderful.... orange peel, toasted oak and a pop of spice on the mid palate... Finish is lengthy and spice forward with mature oak notes... Dark chocolate and vanilla return as the spice lingers on the tongue. This really is a knock out of a Rye that I think will please pretty much every palate. The rub ofcourse is the price point. At the $160 SRP and compared to other ryes in the same price point I do feel that this Rye lives up to it's price point. Cheers all!
    110.0 USD per Bottle
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