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Bottling NameMichters US 1 Rye
Bottled ByKentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. Bardstown,KY
TypeKentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Alcohol content84.8 Proof
Availability US: Available Japan: Unknown Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Unknown
Views (since 20080612) 10033
Bottling Info



Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 414, Created:20060318072932)
Purchased at:Bourbon's Bistro Bar
Purchased for:12.00
Info on this bottle:Single Barrel 4E-2
Proof Of this Bottle:84.8
Nose:Slightly grassy - vanilla and pepper spice.
Taste:Very light - some vanilla and pepper spice with a nice warmth in the mouth, but no alcohol burn.
Finish:Sweet with a hint of oak.
Overall:A good product for a manhattan.

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Review from gillmang (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 227, Created:20050725190227, Updated:20050725191915)
Purchased at:Premier Liquors, Buffalo, NY
Info on this bottle:Barrel No. 4 E2 (exactly the number shown in the photo above)
Nose:Very faintly spicy, light charred notes
Taste:Soft on the palate with reverberating rye tangs, a whiskey of young-to-medium age that is assertive yet balanced by sweetness and softness
Finish:Almost all rye spicy tangs, menthol as Mark said, "refreshing"
Overall:I give this a very high rating. I wish I knew who distilled it - it doesn't taste like Overholt or Wild Turkey Rye, more perhaps like Beam Rye or Pikesville but a superior product due to its balance and blend of power and stylishness. This would make a great Manhattan but I like it neat. Surely a lot of the straight rye of 100 years ago was like this (although the other types available today also represent, no doubt, types known then). The singularity of the single barrel comes through, in this case to the credit of the whiskey

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Review from Mark (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 32)
Purchased at:LeNells in Brooklyn NY
Purchased for:$25.50
Info on this bottle:Michters Barrel 4A-R5
Nose:Well, you can tell that it is a rye as some of the more traditional bourbon components are not present. This is different than Sazerac or Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye in that I do not get a soft subtle bouquet. Its not bad or overpowering by any means, it just has more of a traditional rye nose. Nice though, I like it.
Taste:Its got a bit of bite to it thats for sure. A bit more pungent than I am used to in a rye but then again I am comparing it to Sazerac and VWFR Rye which I find to be more pleasant and mild. Still though, knowing it is a rye and expecting some spiciness I still like it. Not to sound fruity, but last night I thought I tasted something like lilac or lavender for a split second. It was dogmatic and well rounded.
Finish:Menthol. Yeah thats a good word to describe it!
Overall:For the price point and it being a new product I was pleased with it. I have heard from several other people that the 10 year Michters Single Barrel Rye is very nice, but I have yet to try it. After having this new 4 year variant I will definitely make purchasing a bottle of the 10 year a to do. I would put this bottle inbetween the softness of Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yo & Sazerac 18yo and the bite of Wild Turkey Rye & Jim Beam Rye.

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