While our Michter’s team distills according to tried and true Kentucky practices, it continually experiments as it pursues Michter’s goal of making the greatest American whiskeys. Following years of research on different barrel finishes for rye whiskey, we are proud to offer this release of our Michter’s US★1 Toasted Barrel Rye. To make it we take our US★1 Kentucky Straight Rye at barrel strength and then age it for an additional period in a second custom barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 24 month air-dried wood and then toasted to our specifications. The result is a unique rye whiskey that we take pride in offering to you. The strength of the majority of the barrels selected for the 2020 release ranges from 107.2 to 111.2 proof.
Profile: Kentucky whiskey. First Barrel: Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels. Second Barrel: Toasted barrel made from 24-month air-dried wood. Enhanced spice notes with delicate chocolate overtones balanced by some vanilla and honey, hints of roasted nuts and dates, with a lingering finish of burnt brown sugar reminiscent of crème brûlée complemented by some smokey campfire highlights.