Good things happen during Bourbon Heritage Month and this year is no exception. Michter’s Distillery on Whiskey Row in Louisville, Kentucky has announced it will be releasing its Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye in September.
“We released the first toasted barrel whiskey of any American distillery in 2014 because we loved the unique taste profile. At the time, we had no idea that it would create a new whiskey category for people to enjoy,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco.
Because 2 Barrels (1 Toasted & Charred and 1 Simply Toasted) are Better Than 1
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Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson oversees the special aging protocol that Michter’s Toasted Barrel Rye undergoes. She observed, “Our Master Distiller Dan McKee and I first select fully matured barrels of our US*1 Rye. Then we transfer each of those rye barrels for finishing into a second barrel, made of special wood naturally air-dried and seasoned outdoors for 24 months and toasted to our specifications, but not charred. The Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is designed to showcase the beautiful extractives from a toasted only finish barrel that impart remarkable character and contribute to an exceptional experience.”
According to Master Distiller McKee, the average barrel proof for the toasted rye barrels bottled for this release is 108.9 (54.45% ABV). The suggested retail price of Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is $120 for a 750ml bottle in the U.S.
“I enjoy rye in general, and this Toasted Rye in particular is a full throttle flavor experience,” said Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McGee.
Michter’s has a rich and long legacy of offering traditional American whiskeys of uncompromising quality. With each of its limited production offerings aged to its peak maturity, Michter’s highly acclaimed portfolio includes bourbon, rye, sour mash whiskey, and American whiskey.