Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon

michters-toasted-barrel-finish-bourbonMichter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon
Bottled at 91.4 Proof by Michter’s Distillery in Louisville, KY
This bourbon is blended.  They use bourbon barrel aged around 8 years and then placed to aged in a second barrel which is assembled from 18-month air dried wood and then toasted but not charred.
This one was quite hard to find in MA and probably is all over.  It’s small batch limited release in 2014 and 2015.  They just recently announced they weren’t releasing it this year for 2016 in order to keep up with the demand of their regular Bourbon.  I ended up finding a local store down the Cape that still had a few bottles left from last years batch. Priced in MA $50-$65.
Nose – Sweet, Some Oak, and Caramel
Taste –   Dry, Oily, Vanilla, Oak, a bit Burnt, Nutty, with bursts of Spicy Cinnamon,
Finish – Long Burst of Cinnamon lingers in your mouth
Value –  Pretty unique! If you see it on the shelf it’s worth the purchase to give it a try.

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Michter’s US *1- Original Sour Mash Whiskey

michterssourmashMichter’s US*1- Original Sour Mash Whiskey
NAS (No Age Statement)
NDP (Non-Distiller Producer) Obtains mostly through contracts
Bottled at 86.6 Proof  Michter’s Distillery Shively (Louisville), KY
I paid $39.99, but have seen it as high as $48
Have not seen it in many stores in MA, but ones that carry the Michter’s label you will find it in.
Nose: Fruit and spice notes along with a bit of oak
Taste:  Fruit, corn with some caramel and then the spice kicks in a bit.
Finish:  Smooth and Full with some fruity sweetness, some vanilla and spice from the rye.
Value:  One that can be easily sipped and enjoyed.  Wish it was priced closer to the $30 range.

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