Official Tasting notes
Intense notes of black cherry, rich molasses, honeysuckle, roasted pecans, toasted charred oak
2019 Michter’s ‘Limited Release’ 20 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 700ml 114.2 Proof (57.1%)
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A real unicorn of the Michter’s stable that yielded only 440 bottles worldwide.
700ml: 114.2 Proof, 57.1%alc
Age: 20 Years
Region: Louisville, Kentucky. USA
Bottler: Michter’s Distillery
Cask Type: Charred American white oak.
Release Date: Late 2019
Barrel No: L19H1439
Bottle: 110 of 440
A bourbon whiskey bottled at 20-years-old is a rarity and an exceptional achievement, because extra special attention must be paid to the barrels as they can fall off the ‘tannic cliff’ (for lack of a better two words), and become spoiled if over aged.
At Michter’s, they consider 17 to 20 years the “Fork in the Road point” when certain barrels of whiskey can achieve an extraordinary level of quality. It’s these particular barrels that Master Distiller Dan McKee personally selects for their very limited bottling of Michter’s 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
The creators at Michter’s explain:
“We have a protocol whereby our Master Distiller Dan McKee and I taste our most mature lots of whiskey more frequently to determine peak quality,” stated Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. “By paying such careful attention to maturation, we wind up with 20 year plus barrels that can be really special and complex without being overly woody,” added Master Distiller Dan McKee.
Rare, limited, and almost never seen on our Aussie shores, we only have this one bottle to sell.