Upon its being named ‘Whisky of the Year’ for 2019 by The Whisky Exchange, Michter’s US 1 Sour Mash Whiskey became the first whiskey in the U.S. to take home the honor.
This is super rare and super small batch bottling. It starts with that special Sour Mash blend which gets aged, then they age it again in a second custom made barrel. That barrel is assembled from 18 months of air-dried wood, and then toasted but not charred. Several different toast levels were evaluated before ultimately Master Distiller Dan McKee locking into something fantastic.
Bottled at 86 Proof, this one is heavy with toffee, French vanilla notes with some cocoa, sweet oak and a splash of orange peel. It’s bold and intense with a slight spicy and elegant finish. Most people I’ve spoken to can’t get a hold of any of this. I looked at the average price online and we’re just about $115/bottle less than that price – so don’t wait too long to scoop up a bottle.
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