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2020 Michter’s Limited Release US*1 Barrel Strength ‘Toasted Barrel Finish’ Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. 700ml 54.2%
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A limited-edition Rye from Batch No. L20G1687
700ml: 108.4 Proof, 54.2 %alc
Region: Louisville, Kentucky. USA
Bottler: Michter’s Distillery
Cask Type: New American White Oak.
Release Date: 2020
Batch No: L20G1687
This special release rye whiskey is the cask strength version of its little brother (rye expression) that was finished in a new uncharred barrel that had been toasted to Michter’s exacting specifications.
The difference between toasting and charring is the intensity of the flame on the inner walls of the fresh American Oak barrels. Charring casks is done with quick bursts of heat whereas toasting is done at a lower temperature arguably changing the complexity of the whiskey.
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.