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Michter's Barrel Strength Rye Tasting notes and reviews

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Michter's Barrel Strength Rye

Brand
Michter's
Expression
Barrel Strength Rye
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Age
4 years old
Abv
54.00%
Vintage
2011
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.michters.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Crisp, taught, spicy rye. Hints of cinnamon, sweet corn and citrus conserve. Complex with manure, perfumed violets and chunky yet elegant wood spices. Evocative and fragrant, syrup coated apricot and toffee coated banana.
Palate
Deep and mature honey, malty spice and wood spice. Treacle, liquorice, cocoa and dark chocolate follow. The oak bites a little on the middle but the juiciness of the spirit offsets.
Finish
Long and lightly coffeed and treacly with vanilla and youthful, herbal rye piercing the finish just like an arrow!
Comment
An example of fine American spirit.

Joel Harrison

92
Nose
The oak here is shouting loudly across the more subtle flavours of vanilla and juicy red apple, but it does not dominate.
Palate
Huge flavours on the pallet of dark chocolate, Madagascan vanilla, dark over-ripe black cherries, and old biker jackets.
Finish
Good balance of spice and oak.
Comment
Big and bold but not brash. This is excellent whiskey.
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