20 Year Old Straight Bourbon

20 Year Old Straight Bourbon bottle

70cl, 57.1% ABV

While Michter’s regularly sample all their barrels to see how the whiskey is ageing, they pay extra special attention to the barrels which are over 17 years old. Michter’s consider 17 to 20 years the “Fork In The Road Point”; when certain barrels of whiskey can achieve an extraordinary level of quality. It is these particular barrels that Master Distiller Willie Pratt personally selects for the very limited bottling of Michter’s 20 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

20 Year Old Straight Bourbon bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Brimming with bright fruit, this has plenty of rich spiciness and some deeper notes in the form of mocha and leather. Very complex and constantly changing.

Palate

Sweet toffee is the first flavour, then more complexity arrives: clove, cinnamon and nutmeg spices, toasty oak and a rich, polished flavour.

Finish

This lasts a long time, with the fruit, oak and spice all in balance.

Comment

An exceptional whiskey that has layers of complexity and is superbly balanced.