Michter’s US *1 Sour Mash

Michter’s US *1 Sour Mash  bottle

70cl, 43% ABV

During the 1970’s and 1980’s, Michter’s Original Sour Mash Whiskey was the distillery’s single most popular product.

While the “Sour Mash” moniker originated from the whiskey production process of the same name – whereby some previously fermented mash is used as the starter for the new mash to be fermented, much like making sourdough bread – Michter’s Original Sour Mash earned distinction for its unique taste.

After disappearing from the market in 1989, Michter’s Original Sour Mash Whiskey made a triumphant return in 2012 and remains true to the profile and palate of its predecessor.

Michter’s US *1 Sour Mash  bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Fruity on the nose, with raisins, currants and sultanas, as well as apple crumble and baked bread aromas, but not overblown.

Palate

Much more generous on the palate – waves of fruit and spice. Rich, sweet spices coupled with dried fruit and Earl Grey tea. Very full-flavoured and moreish.

Finish

Good balance between dried fruit and spices.

Comment

The secret to this whiskey is the stylish way it balances the opulent fruit and spice with the more measured oaky notes. Complex stuff.

Cocktails made with Michter’s US *1 Sour Mash