For 2020 Michter’s has once again released a 10 year old, single barrel Kentucky straight rye whiskey. It was noted by the brand that, because of tight allocations, this will be the only release of this particular bottling for this year.
Appearance: Dark copper with light hues of burnt orange. Upon swirl in the glass, reveals long, sparse, legs.
Nose: A bouquet of orange zest, rye spice, and toffee. The nose is well balanced with a bit of heat, along with lingering notes of oak and a touch of Granny Smith apples.
Palate: The first sip finds flavors reflective of the nose. The whiskey has a medium body, and on the palate there’s some big rye spice and orchard fruit right up front. The long finish is accentuated by a heavier presence of oak and leather.