Official Tasting notes
Deep butterscotch and vanilla notes, hints of caramel and dried fruit with a ripened fruity finish.
2020 Michter’s US*1 Small Batch Unblended American Whiskey. 700ml 41.7%
Distilled and bottled in Kentucky.
700ml: 83.4 Proof, 41.7%alc
Region: Louisville, Kentucky. USA
Bottler: Michter’s Distillery
Cask Type: New American White Oak.
Release Date: 2020
The Distillery comments:
“Unlike Bourbon or Rye, which, by definition, must be aged in new oak barrels, US*1 unblended whiskey is aged in a way that utilizes whiskey-soaked barrels to achieve a rich and unique flavour profile. In late 2013, then Master Distiller Willie Pratt agreed to re-release this expression after a nearly three-year absence from the market, deeming it just right and the best it’s ever been. Our unblended American whiskey never contains grain neutral spirit – hence its unblended description.”
The US*1 expressions, so named to honour Michter’s heritage harkening back to America’s first whiskey company. Using fire-charred, new American oak barrels, it’s distilled to Master Distiller Dan McKee’s exacting specifications, no US*1 whiskey is ever released until Dan and the Michter’s tasting panel deems it ready.