Michter’s launches double-matured rye whiskey

Sep 8, 2017by Melita Kiely

Kentucky-based Michter’s Distillery has released a new double-matured rye whiskey: Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye.

Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is bottled at 54.3% abv and has an RRP of US$75 per 750ml in the US. The expression is made by finishing Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye in a custom-made barrel, crafted from 24-month dried wood that is then toasted, but not charred. The toasted barrel is said to impart flavours of dark toast and smoke, as well as enhancing the spicy character of the whiskey. However, Michter’s “does not have adequate stocks to meet demand for its items” meaning the expression will only be available on a limited basis. Andrea Wilson, master of maturation, said: “It is remarkable how much simply finishing our rye in a uniquely toasted barrel can further enhance depth and complexity. I love good rye, and this one is terrific.”