Michter's US *1 Unblended American Whiskey

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Michter's // USA

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4 out of 5 stars
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The reason this whiskey is called "American whiskey" as opposed to "bourbon" is because of the barrels. Bourbon must be aged in new charred white American oak barrels and this one is aged in barrels that have previously been used to age bourbon, or "bourbon-soaked" as the brand likes to say. The word "unblended" refers to the fact that it does not contain neutral grain spirt.

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  • Other Whiskey
    A spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
  • Cask Type
    Bourbon-soaked american white oak

Tasting Notes

"This is an approachable whiskey with many of the characteristics of a good bourbon - sweet corn cereal, caramel, vanilla, orchard fruits and sweet spice - but in a much creamier form with softer edges. An apricot acidity elegantly cuts the sweetness for balance. This would be a great introductory whiskey for someone dipping their toes in the bourbon pool. It's also an appropriate suggestion for someone wanting to try something a bit different in the American whiskey realm."

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