Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Straight Rye

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Distillery Bottling
Charred New American White Oak Barrel
42.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
12 May 2012 12:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

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€ 48.81

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Whisky Reviews for Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Straight Rye

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.19 points

  1. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Don Cassi scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    My first rye, let's see ... Strong bourbon aromas on the nose: cherry, caramel, some glue. Up to this point I would have guessed a classic bourbon, direction Evan Williams or Jim Beam. However, there is something in the background that I cannot classify correctly, woody, spicy, bread crumb, roasted aromas and eucalyptus?

    Slightly thin in the mouth, but still slightly peppery. Surprisingly not very sweet.

    Typically American in the finish, relatively long and nicely balanced between typical bourbon sweetness and malty / spiciness.
    Length: 5/10

    Overall nice piece that adds a layer of complexity compared to the typical Bourbon representatives. Unfortunately, it appears a bit weak on the chest, but a higher alcohol content would undoubtedly emphasize the pepperiness.

    Grade: 2

  3. robbert88 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Find this less interesting than the regular bourbon. I prefer that anyway.

  4. kaju scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    A nice rye whiskey bottling, which convinced me in its other version, from the toasted barrels a bit more.

    So much cereal in the nose, dark, slightly baked.
    Very spicy, slightly sweetish, slightly malty, a touch of lovage, a pleasant spiciness comes after some time.

  5. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Simple but pleasant. 
    • Nose
      Candy sweetness, mixed cereal grain, and dark rye bread.
    • Taste
      Earthy oak and caramel, canilla, and rye.
    • Finish
      Brandied cherries.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Soft floral and muted on first sniff. Rich vanilla and plums reveal
    gradually at the back, smell sweet and marmalade with a touch of maple.
    Welcoming pungent to give some balance aroma on nose. Palate:- Virgin oak rawness and spirity as commonly found in a American
    dram. Honey sweet, trace of sour fruits and grounded spices, white

    Finish:- Smooth entry and short, spiciness remains. Much refine compare to other US's dram.

    — at The East Hotel Hong Kong -Sugar.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    From what i ascertained from the Michter’s reps, barrel means batch and this batch [L15H673] is made up of 42 casks. Confused?
    N: Nose then, waxy, light sour mash.
    T: Ok, thats fine - limes, vanillas, some candy and a little dry ice-cream.
    F: Reduces to a waxy, dry mouth finish
    C: Very direct on the palate. Very gentle for a rye, in comparison to some Buffalo trace rye monsters at least.

    Scores a C[+] 83

  8. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Delicious. Spicy, caramel, vanilla, fudge, some orange and gentle (Christmas) spice.
    • Taste
      The nose repeats itself. Pleasantly round and mild. The rye spices underline the other flavors and gives the whiskey the necessary start. Fine
    • Finish
      Caterpillar with orange, tulips and caramel.

  9. notesofmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: Very nice Rye, which surprised me a bit. The seasoning is exactly tuned. 85/100 points Detailed review in the blog on: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-USA-und-Kanada/Michter-s-Rye-US-1,-Straight-Rye-Whiskey,-42,4-OA/

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is a lovely rye
    whiskey, without jumping out at you. Middle of the road is what they call
    something like this.
    • Nose
      The nose is clearly
      rye-driven. Loads of spices (pepper and a lot of cardamom) and nice hints of
      dried flowers, orange peel and dried grasses. I also get some almond shavings,
      caramel and maple syrup. It is quite prickly on the nose, despite the modest
      ABV. Nice
    • Taste
      While the body is
      light, the taste is quite good. Oranges again, not
      only the peel but also the juice, and a marmalade of all kinds of red and dark
      berries. A
      twig of mint keeps it fresh. Lovely honey. Cardamom again. It
      balances the sweetness on the one hand and the spicyness on the other hand
      beautifully. Midpalate
      it turns a bit dry.
    • Finish
      The finish is long
      and even spicier. It gets a herbal side at the death, keeping the
      sweetness under control.


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