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Michter's Straight Rye 10 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Michter's Straight Rye 10 Years Old

Brand
Michter's
Expression
Straight Rye 10 Years Old
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Age
10 years old
Abv
46.60%
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.michters.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

86
Nose
Intense, vibrant, black pepper coated rye with chunky coffeed oak. Hints of balsamic, sour cherries, cinnamon sticks, ginger powder and cigar leaf. With time a sumptuous liquid orange note appears.
Palate
Peppery and spicy, woody too with bitter chocolate. The oak balances until the dark rye arrives on a wave of mouth puckering bitterness. Intense.
Finish
Dry, mouth-watering and a little short with earthy, herbal marc-like notes.
Comment
Intense! Some may find it too dry and bitter, but to me, its fun!

Joel Harrison

87
Nose
Cola cubes, toffee popcorn, liquorice, the dark red Jelly Babies, covered in icing sugar. Sweet yet spicy, it has everything you want in a rye.
Palate
The biggest element you'd expect from the nose, spice, isn't at the fore with that honour taken by strawberry liquorice laces and cherry cola. The spices make themselves known at the end.
Finish
And this is where the spice and cola integrate well. Lovely.
Comment
A rare find – a sipping rye that isn't too bitter.
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