Straight Rye 10 Years Old

ABV 46.6%
REVIEWED Issue 136
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Brand: Michter's
Expression: Straight Rye 10 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: 10 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 46.6%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 136
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Cola cubes, toffee popcorn, liquorice, the dark red Jelly Babies, covered in icing sugar. Sweet yet spicy, it has everything you want in a rye.
Palate: The biggest element you’d expect from the nose, spice, isn’t at the fore with that honour taken by strawberry liquorice laces and cherry cola. The spices make themselves known at the end.
Finish: And this is where the spice and cola integrate well. Lovely.
Comment: A rare find – a sipping rye that isn’t too bitter.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Intense, vibrant, black pepper coated rye with chunky coffeed oak. Hints of balsamic, sour cherries, cinnamon sticks, ginger powder and cigar leaf. With time a sumptuous liquid orange note appears.
Palate: Peppery and spicy, woody too with bitter chocolate. The oak balances until the dark rye arrives on a wave of mouth puckering bitterness. Intense.
Finish: Dry, mouth-watering and a little short with earthy, herbal marc-like notes.
Comment: Intense! Some may find it too dry and bitter, but to me, its fun!
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