Toasted Barrel Finish US*1 Bourbon

Toasted Barrel Finish US*1 Bourbon bottle

70cl, 45.7% ABV

Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon is a very special whiskey. Made by taking Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon which has been aged in fire-charred new American white oak barrels, the whiskey is then aged for an additional period in a second custom made barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 18-month air dried wood and then toasted but not charred giving it a unique and delicious taste.

Toasted Barrel Finish US*1 Bourbon bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Soft caramel to start, with an intense fruity sweetness sitting behind - apple jam, poached pears and maple syrup. The sweetness is tempered by cinder toffee, milk chocolate and leathery touches.

Palate

Softer than the nose suggests, but still full-flavoured. Candied peel, dulche de leche and bitter Seville orange are joined by building spiciness - cinnamon, nutmeg and sharp clove.

Finish

Layers of spice, slowly turning sweeter to become caramel-filled chocolate and stewed apple.

Comment

An expressive nose leads into a soft, caramel-laden body, with fruit and spice adding an extra dimension.