10 Year Old Straight Bourbon

10 Year Old Straight Bourbon bottle

70cl, 47.2% ABV

It takes a decade of patient ageing in specially chosen, fire-charred new American white oak barrels for Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon to reach its optimum maturity. Fondly referred to as ‘Dr. No’ by Michter’s salespeople, Master Distiller Willie Pratt will only release whiskey for bottling until he feels it is just right.

10 Year Old Straight Bourbon bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Very tempting, complex aromas of dried fruit, cherry menthol, cinnamon and nutmeg. Touch of earthy tobacco, too.

Palate

More of the same – rich dried fruit, Christmas-cake spices and a savoury, earthy, bitter-chocolate note.

Finish

The spices last a long time, making this a whiskey to contemplate.

Comment

This is a big-hearted whiskey that impresses with its layers of fruit and spice, with an added dimension of leather and tobacco.