Tasting Notes for Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Rye
Nose: Very aromatic and fresh. Almost minty, with lovely savoury edge, then measured spiciness comes through.
Taste: Dried orange peel and stem ginger, followed by brown sugar, cherry, hickory, cumin and buttered corn.
Finish: New leather, caramel, cinnamon, peppercorn, apple.
Renowned for rye – America’s oldest whiskey variety – Michter’s US*1 Rye is made from select American rye grain that is sheared to maximize the extraction of flavor from the grain. Ideal neat or in cocktails, every bottle of Michter’s US 1 Rye comes from a single barrel - and the Michter's philosophy is to never bottle a barrel before it's ready, so you can bet that the liquid in the bottle will be top notch.
Originally known as Shenk's and later as Bomberger's, this whiskey company ultimately became known as Michter's. It was founded by John Shenk in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, in 1753. In the mid-1800s, Pennsylvania Dutchman Abraham Bomberger bought the distillery and it was then known for many decades as Bomberger's. After changing hands many times over the course of Prohibition, eventually Lou Forman created the Michter's brand name by combining his sons' names, Michael and Peter. Though sadly, the distillery closed in 1989 due to bankruptcy.
However, Michter’s prevails! Joseph Magliocco and Richard Newman joined forces, both men with a passion for whiskey. After filing for the abandoned Michter’s trademark, they planned to resurrect Michter's in the heart of the modern American whiskey industry, Kentucky.
Their current historic Fort Nelson site was first built in 1890 and purchased by Michter’s in 2012, after years of restoration the site opened to the public in February 2019. As well as their Fort Nelson site, the company owns Michter’s Shively Distillery in Louisville, as well as its 145-acre farm in Springfield, Kentucky.
Producer Michter's Style Bourbon Age No Age Statement Volume 70CL ABV 42.4%