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Michter's Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

$119.95

Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey. Renowned for rye – America’s oldest whiskey variety – since the earliest days of our history, we take the production of Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Rye extremely seriously. Our Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Rye is made from select American rye grain that is sheared to maximize the extraction of flavor from the grain. Ideal neat or in cocktails, every bottle comes from a single barrel – a unique attribute reflecting our extraordinary commitment to offering Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey of the absolute highest quality at every level of the Michter’s range. Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Rye is also available with personalized Fort Nelson Select labeling at Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery.

PRODUCTION Single barrel. Limited quantities.
STATE OF DISTILLATION Kentucky
BOTTLING STRENGTH 84.8 proof (42.4% Alcohol by Volume)
COOPERAGE Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels
TASTING NOTES Spice with peppery notes, citrus, butterscotch, oak

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Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey. Renowned for rye – America’s oldest whiskey variety – since the earliest days of our history, we take the production of Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Rye extremely seriously. Our Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Rye is made from select American rye grain that is sheared to maximize the extraction of flavor from the grain. Ideal neat or in cocktails, every bottle comes from a single barrel – a unique attribute reflecting our extraordinary commitment to offering Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey of the absolute highest quality at every level of the Michter’s range. Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Rye is also available with personalized Fort Nelson Select labeling at Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery.

PRODUCTION Single barrel. Limited quantities.
STATE OF DISTILLATION Kentucky
BOTTLING STRENGTH 84.8 proof (42.4% Alcohol by Volume)
COOPERAGE Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels
TASTING NOTES Spice with peppery notes, citrus, butterscotch, oak

Cooperage
We Pay Careful Attention to the Wood Used in the Construction of Our Barrels
We are specifying wood that has been thoroughly and properly dried, sometimes for as long as 18-48 months, in order to enhance the natural properties of the wood which allow for better flavor and to reduce the levels of tannin imparted to the whiskey.

Toasting & Charring
The Barrels Made to Our Specifications Are Toasted Before Charring
Toasting a barrel before charring helps to make the wood’s sugars more accessible. These sugars caramelize and concentrate to form the “red line” in the barrel stave cross-sections due to the heat, ultimately adding more flavor and color to the whiskey as it seeps through the char to the caramel red line.

Low Entry Proof
We Enter Our Rye and Bourbon Into Barrels at 103 Proof (51.5% ABV)
Although the typical industry entry proof is 125 proof, we believe that the lower 103 proof (51.5% ABV) level – which was historically regarded as the gold standard in Kentucky – allows for the concentrated sugars in the toasted and charred wood to dissolve more readily into the distillate as it cycles in and out of the barrel. Even though the lower entry proof yields fewer bottles per barrel, we believe that the smooth flavor and richer mouthfeel makes it worth it.

Heat Cycling
We Heat Cycle Our Barrels During Their Aging
The more often whiskey expands and contracts (“cycles”) soaking in and then out of the wood of the barrel, the more flavor it absorbs from the sugars in the caramelized red line of the wood. Heat cycling is an uncommon practice used to raise and lower the temperatures in the barrel warehouses to induce extra cycles within a given year. This practice is extremely costly because heat cycling significantly increases the “Angel Share” evaporation during aging, but in most cases enhances the flavor of the whiskey.

Chill Filter
We Select the Particular Chill Filter Protocol Best Suited to Each of Our Whiskeys
At our distillery, we chill filter all of our whiskeys instead of using carbon filtration that can strip out flavor and aroma. Moreover, rather than use the one size fits all approach of many distillers, we use the different filtration mediums and techniques best suited to each of our individual whiskey offerings – despite it being time consuming and costly – to highlight each expression’s best qualities.

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Brands

Michter's

Country

USA

Price

$100 or more

Type

Rye Whiskey

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