Stats – 41.7% alcohol, small batch unblended american whiskey, aged in used bourbon barrels, KY.
Price – $40
Color – Deep reddish amber
Nose – Sweet corn and cereal
Palate – A bourbon must be aged in new white oak barrels, since this whiskey was aged in barrels previously used it doesn’t qualify to be named a bourbon. But as Shakespeare noted “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, and in spirit this whiskey holds up to most any bourbon. Sweet and citrusy right up front. The body fills out with floral heather and grassy notes. This has a little rye spice rounding out the profile at the back end. A slight astringency dries out the finish. This has lots of bold and well rounded bourbon flavors. Parting is such sweet sorrow…
Michter’s US*1 tastes like:
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