Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Tasted September 21, 2020
For those who may watch the series Billions on Showtime, you may recognize the familiar shape of the bottle used for Michter's rarer releases, as it makes regular appearance in many episodes. The 10 Year Single Barrel is the most widely available of course. While Michter's is secretive about where they source their whiskey from for each release, it's definitely fun to speculate. This bottle is from Michter's Barrel No. 19H1330. Based on the fact that this is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, the lack of unmistakable strong peanut note found in Jim Beam, and having notes of buttered popcorn and slight nuttiness I taste in Evan Williams and Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel, my guess would be that it is from Heaven Hill. On the nose there's vanilla, honey, popcorn butter, cinnamon. On the palate black pepper spice up front, then brown sugar, charred oak, and leather. Finish is memorable but not too prolonged with barrel char, slight sweetness, baking spices, and nutiness at the very end. All in all this has classic bourbon flavors that are pleasant without anything that is off putting. If you don't focus too much on the price you're paying but simply want a fantastic bourbon, you will not be disappointed.
145.0 USD per Bottle