Single Barrel 10 Years Old

ABV 47.2%
REVIEWED Issue 161
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Brand: Michter's
Expression: Single Barrel 10 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 47.2%
Country/Region: USA
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 161
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Packs a punch. BBQ sweetcorn, smoked sea salt and paprika pork chops. Then the wood, bags of oak, sawmills in the height of summer, cedar blocks. Then a gentle menthol note, linen bandages and witch hazel.
Palate: Black cherries and very dark chocolate. Treacle cakes and cinder toffee bars. Aromatic lamb. Spices build and wood tannins take hold.
Finish: Long and punchy – keeps on giving and never lets go.
Comment: Only one word: gorgeous.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Sugary sweet with rhubarb crumble, cherries in kirsch syrup, geranium leaves and a paper bag full of rum 'n’ raisin fudge. Tingling spices with star anise rounding it all up.
Palate: Star anise, sandalwood, crushed fennel seeds and toasted chilli flakes. Eventually a creaminess joins with melted butter and toffee popcorn.
Finish: That long, dry texture at the back of the throat when you’re in the sauna.
Comment: Sweet, spicy, creamy, spicy, sweet, spicy, creamy, spicy… you get the idea.
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