Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon (2018 Release)
Michter's // Kentucky, USA
This limited edition whiskey starts with Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in its production. It is then finished in a secondary barrel for additional aging. This finishing barrel is produced from wood air-dried for 18 months and which is toasted, not charred. Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon 2018 Release is the first bottling of this product in three years. It's set for a September 2018 release to coincide with Bourbon Heritage Month. Bottled at 45.7% ABV.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; then finished in toasted barrels
"Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon presents with lots of prickly barrel spices on the nose with some cedar present. The wood is definitely the star player here. A touch of coconut is present and some vanilla, but not as much sweetness as other Michter's marques. The bourbon is a bit raw on the mid palate, imagine a heavy-duty rope. It improves on the finish and would please those that are after a less sweet bourbon and more of a spiced experience. "