Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon, NAS, 45,7 %
I am working my way through the products from Michter's, both rye an bourbon. Today I'm diving into (well, not literally) the Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Here is what Michter's themselves say about their bourbon:
[The bourbon is matured] with barrels often aging in excess of eight years. Truly “small batch,” each batch of our US 1 Bourbon is typically composed of no more than two dozen barrels, leaving no margin for “blending out” imperfection and thus necessitating excellence from every barrel.
Nose: It starts off as a bit softer than the Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Rye. More vanilla, mild fruit notes, even a touch of strawberries. It does have a little spiciness, but it is kept more in the background really. Corn sweetness, and mild honey. No perfume here - and I like it that way!
Taste: Rich and kind of burly in character. Banana and pepper, but no banana pepper. Soft mouthfeel. Creamy vanilla and rich caramel.
Finish: Medium to short finish. Still creamy, and lots of vanilla and caramel. The spices have now faded away.
Comments: I think this is a very solid entry level bourbon. I actually prefer this slightly over the rye, which was a bit of a surprise to me.
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Sláinte! - Thomas