Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Strength Rye
Michter's // Kentucky, USA
This Kentucky straight rye is made by taking Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Rye at barrel strength and finishing it in a secondary barrel. These finishing barrels are made from 24 month air-dried staves. The barrels were toasted, not charred. As the rye whiskey is bottled at cask strength, the proof will vary. On average, it is 108.6 proof. This limited release is hitting shelves beginning September 2017.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished in toasted American oak barrels
"There’s power and delicacy here, which is a rare find in American whiskey. Rich vanilla cream, peppery pickle brine, and a little sniff of smoke. Let the whiskey sit longer and aromas of toasted wood and caramelized sugar emerge. The palate is quite gentle and focuses on dark (very dark) toasted grain. Afterwards there’s a twinge of wood tannins, spicy pickles, then the heat comes out of hiding and echoes the flavors for a long finish."