Earlier this week, I posted my take on the history of the original Michter’s, the historic Pennsylvania distillery that was abandoned on Valentine’s Day night in 1990. Below is a review of one of the “new” Michter’s products, a sourced rye, bottled at barrel strength. Bottom line: it’s awesome.

Michter's Barrel Strength Rye (108.4 proof)

Chatham Imports
108.4 proof
$75 at ABC on St. John’s Island, SC

Color: Dark amber.

Nose: The nose starts off a little tight, but opens up nicely. I get mint, lemon zest, apple juice. Classic vanilla and caramel are present throughout.

Tasting Notes: Caramel and honey ease you in. Cinnamon sweetness pops aggressively on the tongue. Barrel char is present, but subtle. The flavors are intense. The burn is awesome.

A. One of my favorite whiskeys.

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