Review #499. Michters Toasted Rye 2017

Review #499 | /r/Bourbon Review #283 – Michter’s Toasted Rye

The Schtick: This is an extension of Michter’s Toasted series – originally only offered in a bourbon release.


Distiller: ???

Bottler: Michter’s

ABV: 54.2% ABV

Age: NAS

Batch: 17C609

Maturation: Finished in a re-toasted barrel.

Source: Sample


Nose: Fruity in a strange way. Strawberry, lemon, orange peel. Oaky, cocoa and caramel. There’s an artificial splenda and mint note also. Sort of reminiscent of MM46.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, some heat. Clove, oak and tannins. Minty artificial spearmint, orange zest, pine and spruce. Very dry. You may be thinking MGP by the minty note, but I don’t think this has any Indiana provenance. It’s the return of the artificial splenda/mint note I get in some other products. It’s strange and artificial.

Finish: Short, oaky and a total mint bomb. Artificial splenda persists.

Overall: This is a really unique pour. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of unique that tickles my palate (in a good way). In a world where the regular Michter’s Barrel Proof rye exists, this is a pass for me, 100 out of 100 times.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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