.michter’s us*1 straight rye

America’s oldest whiskey variety – rye, is bottled at the Michter’s distillery from a single barrel “a unique attribute reflecting our extraordinary commitment to offering Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey of the absolute highest quality at every level of the Michter’s range.” Let’s see about that…

michters-us-star-1-straight-rye-whiskey42.4% abv, €60
straight rye

Nose: a mouthful of sweetness and creamy honey-caramel butterscotch, with the tell-tale spiciness of a proper rye
Palate: a rather spicy and grainy rye, with enough sweetness of vanilla and caramel to create a pleasant foreplay and make me interested in what comes next
Finish: sadly, rather short. Quite firm and spicy, but just not that long lasting

Conclusion: I would have liked to have the spiciness last a little longer, so I could enjoy the finish a little more. Not cheap, but as American ryes go, it is there where it should be


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