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Michter’s Plans Own Distillery in Louisville

The fabled Michter's brand of bourbon and rye finally gets a new home.
Jack Bettridge
Posted: December 16, 2011

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Nose: It smells like eucalyptus layered over honey and peach.

Palate: Tastes like an apple pie made with cinnamon and licorice. Eucalyptus returns on the mid palate for a pleasant little ride we're dying to try in a Manhattan.

Finish: The whiskey kind of splays out on the finish, belying its spice front to become a little fruity and sweet.


Michter's Single Barrel Straight Rye 25 Years Old

Barrel No. 102

117.3 proof (58.65 percent alcohol)

Appearance: The color is exceedingly dark, a deep amber, verging on chocolate. Drips down the glass slow and thick.

Nose: A mighty aroma of tantalizing caramel, butterscotch, vanilla and fruit is beguiling.

Palate: It explodes with tang in the mouth, with the first thrush being licorice. As it calms it turns to fruitier flavors with some wood. Quite a challenging mouthful.

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