Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon (2015 Release)
Michter's // Kentucky, USA
This is the 2nd release in this series of limited edition bottlings. Their proprietary US*1 Bourbon is given an additional finish in custom made barrels that consist of wood that is air-dried for 18 months and lightly toasted instead of charred. Though prepared in the same way as their successful 2014 release, subtle environmental changes affect the outcome of the overall whiskey.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak/new, toasted oak
"The blend seems more harmonious and soothing than the previous one. The Michter's style of heavy baking spice integrates well with sweet apples, vanilla, patchouli and chicory roasted coffee. The finish blankets these flavors in pipe tobacco and leather, although there's a bit of a sting at the end which is best tempered with some ice."