Official Tasting notes
Toffee and buttery vanilla notes up front with fragrant honey, milk chocolate, and a hint of orange peel. Mid-palate the toasty campfire notes appear and intensify the cherry and spice notes in this elegant whiskey.
2019 Michter’s Limited Release ‘Toasted Barrel Finish’ Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey 700ml 86 Proof (43%)
700ml: 86 Proof, 43%alc
Region: Louisville, Kentucky. USA
Bottler: Michter’s Distillery
Cask Type: New American White Oak.
Release Date: 2019
Barrel No: L19H1259
Upon its being named “Whisky of The Year” for 2019 by The Whisky Exchange, Michter’s US1 Sour Mash Whiskey became the first whiskey made in the United States to ever achieve this honour.
It is this award-winning whiskey that is at the heart of this current Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey. It is made by taking Michter’s US1 Sour Mash Whiskey and then aging it for an additional period of time in a second custom made barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 18-month air-dried wood and then toasted but not charred. Several different levels of toast for the second barrel were evaluated before the Michter’s production team, led by Master Distiller Dan McKee and Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, decided on the one that would best display the elegant nuances of this remarkable whiskey.