Michter's US*1

Toasted Barrel Finish

ABV 45.7%
REVIEWED Issue 124
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Brand: Michter's
Expression: Toasted Barrel Finish
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 45.7%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 124
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Deep aromas of fat corn and toffeed oak. Some herbal rye notes liven but the oak is dense, dominating with a creamy French oak character. Some earthy tannins come through.
Palate: Full of oily corn and lightly toffeed oak. Again the oak becomes very creamy and French-like with hints of violet. The rye is herbal, but a little subdued. The alcohol balances the oak and stops the palate becoming flabby.
Finish: Very long with lingering creamy oak, joined by some gritty, coffeed tannins.
Comment: A superb dram with an intriguing oak character.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Balsamic. Burning pine needles. Floral too. Peonies. Liquorice in the back.
Palate: Silky. The sweetness is perfectly controlled, balanced with oak and spices. Crystalised violets, cherries soaked in kirsch, prunes.
Finish: Dry, lingering elegant oaky notes. And still this floral,perfumy character.
Comment: An interesting array of flavours. A rich and complex bourbon without the sometimes sickly sweetness of corn whiskeys. Would pair well with chocolates and raspberries.
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