54.2% ABV • 108.4 Proof
Each barrel of Michter’s Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye is bottled at barrel strength rather than the 84.8 proof alcohol level of Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Rye. The barrel-entry proof of the whiskey was 103 proof, a strength that Michter’s believes will yield a richer, smoother product than a higher entry proof would. Then after aging, the barrel proof for the majority of barrels of this first release ranged between 108 proof to 110.8 proof.
NOSE: Butterscotch and cinnamon with a hint of cherries on the nose
PALATE: Warming, rich, toasty vanilla and caramel up front
FINISH: Dry oaky spice on the finish