Review #51 | /r/Bourbon Review #26 – Michter’s Single Barrel Rye
The Schtick: Michter’s Single Barrel rye is a rye of unknown provenance, bottled by Michter’s.
Distiller: Undisclosed (Rumored Brown Forman)
ABV: 42.4% ABV
Nose: Rye wallop followed by a mountain of vanilla. Spice, leather, pepper and a little brown sugar before one last wave of rye spice.
Taste: It’s initially fairly bitter with a little astringent note. This fades quickly to nougat and sweetness, vanilla and caramel.
Finish: Medium to long, not insanely complex but still not bad. More of the same vanilla and rye spice.
Overall: Overall, this isn’t a bad product at all. Michter’s collects lots of hate for shady marketing and tight lipped sourcing but this is a nice product with enjoyable characteristics.
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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