10 Year Old Straight Rye

10 Year Old Straight Rye bottle

70cl, 46.4% ABV

One of Michter's most limited production items, the 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye was finally given the green light for re-release in April 2014 by Master Distiller Willie Pratt after a three year absence from the market.

Aged in fire-charred, new American white oak barrels, Michter’s continues the legacy of rye, America’s first whiskey variety, in this fantastic 10 year old expression.

10 Year Old Straight Rye bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Barrel-char aromas waft up first, followed by dry, intense spices – coriander seeds and cardamom, with a hint of candied orange and bitter chocolate

Palate

Elegant and stylish, with plenty of punchy rye spice, but not heavy or dominant. Very well balanced

Finish

The rich spiciness lingers, with everything in balance

Comment

What impresses about this whiskey is how the spiciness makes a statement without outstaying its welcome. Very polished and classy