Review #507. Michters Barrel Proof Rye

Review #507 | /r/Bourbon Review #289 – Michter’s Barrel Proof Rye

The Schtick: Michter’s Barrel Proof is a cask strength Rye of unknown provenance but completely known pricing. I, however, like rye – especially at cask strength so I’m looking forward to giving this a go.

Distiller: ???

Bottler: Michter’s

ABV: 58.5% ABV

Age: 9 Years, 2 Months

Source: r/scotchswap sample

Nose: Brown sugar, molasses, toffee and cocoa. Tobacco, pepper, caramel.

Taste: Burnt brown sugar, heavy clove, rye spice, cocoa, tobacco, black pepper

Finish: Medium, spice heavy, lots of cocoa and caramel.

Overall: I liked this more than I remember. It’s a nice unique profile that focuses more on caramel, clove, cocoa and some nice tobacco in the profile. I don’t know what it goes for $ wise but I thoroughly enjoyed the sample I had.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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 | Insurpassable | No better exists

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