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Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish

Brand
Michter's US*1
Expression
Toasted Barrel Finish
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
45.70%
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.michters.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Deep aromas of fat corn and toffeed oak. Some herbal rye notes liven but the oak is dense, dominating with a creamy French oak character. Some earthy tannins come through.
Palate
Full of oily corn and lightly toffeed oak. Again the oak becomes very creamy and French-like with hints of violet. The rye is herbal, but a little subdued. The alcohol balances the oak and stops the palate becoming flabby.
Finish
Very long with lingering creamy oak, joined by some gritty, coffeed tannins.
Comment
A superb dram with an intriguing oak character.

Martine Nouet

88
Nose
Balsamic. Burning pine needles. Floral too. Peonies. Liquorice in the back.
Palate
Silky. The sweetness is perfectly controlled, balanced with oak and spices. Crystalised violets, cherries soaked in kirsch, prunes.
Finish
Dry, lingering elegant oaky notes. And still this floral,perfumy character.
Comment
An interesting array of flavours. A rich and complex bourbon without the sometimes sickly sweetness of corn whiskeys. Would pair well with chocolates and raspberries.
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