Michter's US *1

Barrel Strength Rye

ABV 54%
REVIEWED Issue 129
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Brand: Michter's
Expression: Barrel Strength Rye
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: 4 years old
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 54%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 129
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: The oak here is shouting loudly across the more subtle flavours of vanilla and juicy red apple, but it does not dominate.
Palate: Huge flavours on the pallet of dark chocolate, Madagascan vanilla, dark over-ripe black cherries, and old biker jackets.
Finish: Good balance of spice and oak.
Comment: Big and bold but not brash. This is excellent whiskey.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Crisp, taught, spicy rye. Hints of cinnamon, sweet corn and citrus conserve. Complex with manure, perfumed violets and chunky yet elegant wood spices. Evocative and fragrant, syrup coated apricot and toffee coated banana.
Palate: Deep and mature honey, malty spice and wood spice. Treacle, liquorice, cocoa and dark chocolate follow. The oak bites a little on the middle but the juiciness of the spirit offsets.
Finish: Long and lightly coffeed and treacly with vanilla and youthful, herbal rye piercing the finish just like an arrow!
Comment: An example of fine American spirit.
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