Whiskey from one of America’s oldest distilleries.
Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky Michter’s is one of the oldest distilleries in the States. Their Master Distiller, Willie Pratt, has been in and around the whiskey industry for over forty years, he is lovingly referred to as Dr. No as he will never allow any casks to be released or bottled until they are just right.
Matured in Bourbon soaked, American white oak barrels, this unblended American Whiskey is a great homage to Michter’s long legacy. This expression has not appeared on shelves for three years and is making a great comeback. The flavor profile is fruity and sweet. It combines a distinct vanilla undertone with bursts of fresh fruit throughout. The sweetness of the wood really comes through, with this vanilla developing into caramel and red apples. For those who enjoy their Whiskey thick with saccharine fruitiness, this is the dram for you!
What does Michter's US*1 American Whiskey taste like?
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Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
I usually avid non-bourbon whiskey, favoring the deeper mellow flavors of Woodford, etc got this on rating as a branching out. Pleased with the flavor, definitely brighter, but not rough. I get the oak, vanilla, honey, not as much the fruit, maybe apple. It will be in the rotation!
An burst of vanilla and caramel. An instant favorite and must have in every home bar. Do yourself a favor an pick this one up every time you see it. Out here in California it can be a bit hard to find (well in my area at least).
On the nose it's vanilla and the lumber smell from Home Depot, it should be made into an air freshener. It tastes as wonderful as it smells. It's a bottle you that should always have and when you don't and drink it after some time you regret most of the other drinks that you had in its place.
Dark fruit, vanilla, butterscotch and charred spice on the nose. Very smooth flavor, with a medium alcohol burn on the finish. Nicely balanced between sweet and spicy. Smoothed out even more with a couple drops of water.
Complex, caramel, a little sweet, a little chewy.
Impossibly smooth and vanilla in flavor. Might as well be sweet tea...
Exquisite! My kind of whiskey...I couldn't pick up the apple, but the vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar are so nice. Ordering another bottle now.
Solid. When in doubt go with Michters. Smooth with strong vanilla notes. Great bourbon for the price. Great alternative to Basil Hayden for anyone starting out on their bourbon journey.
Very nice, enjoyed this around a fire with the guys and not sure if it was the drink or company but rather tasty regardless.
Incredible whiskey, lovely flavors of vanilla. This whiskey is perfectly sweet and nice spice at the finish.
May be the perfect whiskey. Only thing from being a 10 is flavors slightly muted due to lower proof but if you are looking for great flavors and an easy drinker this is it.
Amazingly smooth, start to finish. Toffee, butterscotch, honey, cream, and custard. Not much burn, but it is delicious and absolutely one I'll buy again.
Sweetness, balance, and completely smooth.
Jack type flavor but stronger. Solid all round.
My new favorite.
Smooth as silk with that lovely soft vanilla palate. Makes a mean old fashion as well.
Great bottle to share with any spirit lover
A really nice drink. Certainly one that i'm very happy to drink neat. Goes down pretty smooth.
A step above most of Michter's work, which places it firmly at average. Would be higher ranked if it was $10-20 cheaper. As it stands it is a overhyped (i.e. rare and moderately priced) standard.
Much smoother than I expected. Good flavor and easy finish.
Nose: Butterscotch, caramel, brown sugar,
Palate: Vanilla, sweet, toffee, Woody
Finish: Oak, baking spices
Decent flavor profile, but not worth the price.
Quite possibly the best thing in a bottle to have ever come out of the US. I will be purchasing many bottles so I never run out.
Almost makes a pretty great spin on an Old Fashioned cocktail
Has become my go to whiskey.
Darker and sweeter. Hints of chocolate and cherry, with a little smoky finish. Not bad for the proof and price.
Too much burn. Got some notes of apple after drinking enough of it, but nowhere near as smooth as it was hyped to be. Disappointment
“Um I don’t know. Mmmmm tastes like, hmmmmm mmmmmmmm....mmmm I’m trying to think. You put me on the spot and I’m also not even tasting it right now. It’s all the way over there!
I’m thinking! Toasted Cool Whip.
*sniffs, sips from the bottle.*
Mmmm, that’s good.
Graham cracker crust, organic marshmallow. Tastes good.
*Another sip from bottle.*
Oak cutting board. New Hampshire maple “shryup”. What are you doing? Oh..can I read it yet? “
Wow just wow... very complex with a well rounded profile. As good neat as any bourbon out there. Only thing keeping it from being a ten is finish is a little short probably due to,lower abv. Never waste this on a mixer or cocktail... even ice can kill the flavor.
Im not savoy enough to detects notes of flavor, but I can say it is delicious. Easy sipping whiskey.
This was a full bodied bourbon
Well balanced and smooth
very smooth! has the heat you want with a good vanilla and carmel flavor a little sweet to balance out the heat. my new daily drinker!
Delicious sweet caramel, sugar, and pine on the nose. Sugar, fruit, charred oak, and spice on the palate. Long sweet and spicy finish. There’s a bit of a metallic aftertaste, but otherwise it’s a completely satisfying bourbon and will be at regular for me at $46.
After hearing many a rave review for this one I tried it and found it was not over-hyped at all. It's lower proof than some but rich in flavor and very smooth for a neat pour. I'm sure it's lovely in a cocktail but I will be enjoying this one neat. Sweet, smooth, bit of spice on the back end. For $45ish it is a solid step up from the usual "daily drinkers" at the $25-30 price point.
Really smooth with a slight spice on the end.
Best Whiskey for an Old Fashion, use orange bitters.
Makes the best Manhattans.
Delicious aroma and taste. A lot of vanilla and caramel. Enjoyable neat or in an old fashioned.
I did not think much of my initial taste/pour. The next pour was amazing. All the notes you hear about, caramel, vanilla, pine and sweet on the nose. The taste became sweet bananas with caramel with a spicy finish. Love it
Very nice. Classic bourbon with just a touch of a savory note that separates it from the masses.
One of the smoothest to drink on the rocks
Excellent whiskey, priced perfect, would recommend to anyone for an everyday sipper.
Can’t go wrong with this one.
Probably my favorite sipper to date.
Like it. A little different. Lots of Butterscotch.
Very smooth, almost like sipping on ice tea.
Smooth flavor and carmels
One of my favorites. Woody and grassy, but with undertones of caramel, vanilla and barrel spice
Solid, heavy green Apple, Carmel, confectionary sugar, hint of banana. I like eyes so this is a little sweet for my taste but makes for a nice change of pace. Not a heavy whiskey.
incredibly easy to drink perfect for a porch drink on a hot day with a king cube. Lighter bodied vanilla sent with amazing finish.
Good option for a switch from straight bourbon. i tend to drink higher proof whiskeys but this did not disappoint.
Similar taste as the bourbon, which isn’t a bad thing
It's good. Pretty sweet compared to most whiskey and seems almost watered down. Very easy to drink and enjoyable but doesn't the wow factor some reviews seem to think in my opinion.
Love this whiskey! Full of flavor and bounces around the mouth with different notes of flavor
Caramel and Lots of Vanilla. Some oak on the nose. Very enjoyable.
Finishing bourbon in used bourbon barrels... what a concept. Low abv. (41%) no matter. Flavor makes up for this ten fold. Vanilla, pecan pie, mild pepper heat. Extremely pleasing and a great gateway into American Whiskey.
This bottle was delicious. Strong forward vanilla/sweet flavor but finishes really clean. Excellent neat or on the rocks. Very pleased, will purchase again.
Michters doesn’t disappoint. All of their stuff is amazingly.
Great whiskey!!! Really sweet on the nose and pallet. This gem surprise the sh*t out of me. Did not expect it to be as good as it is.
Wow. This was excellent, maybe more impressive than any whiskey I have tried.
This is now one of my very favorite American whiskys. So mellow and drinkable. Vanilla cream and caramel but not as sweet as a bourbon. Really really enjoying this. Much better than the US-1 bourbon
This was one of my favorite bourbons ever. I wish I was more knowledgeable about all the nuances of flavors and such. All I can really say was I thought it was great.
Enjoyed this bottle. Good mixed and straight. Straightforward and smooth with ice.
Strong vanilla flavor. Used in an Old Fashion with oil from oranges yields a pleasant orange creme flavor in the drink.
A wonderful pour. Very smooth and balanced
This is my second favorite drink. Taste very close to Pendleton’s 1910.
Absolutely wonderful!! Might take the lead over the Michter’s Straight Rye in my Michter’s collection.
Great balance of fruits and spice. Bold flavor with a sweet finish.
If you're not into smoke, bitterness, and serious burn, this is for you. A very approachable whiskey with a hint of barrel flavor. Sweet and simple with a lower ABV that won't light your insides on fire, although, I do look for that effect sometimes. This is simple and to the point. Very drinkable!
Vanilla and apple on the nose. very smooth and a great finish!
Very smooth and easy to drink neat.
This is a very good whiskey for the price. This bottle drinks like a high proof bourbon without the heat. Very smooth and delicious.
Thoroughly enjoying this bottle right now. Great flavor up front with just enough sweetness without being overbearing. Finishes smooth with a spiced caramel aftertaste. Will be a consistent addition to my liquor cabinet for sure!
Loved it. This is one of the best I have tasted. Smooth, lots of flavor, not too smoky. Drinking it neat. Its perfection.
tend to like everything they make
Wow. ThTs all. Drink it neat and enjoy life
I know the word “smooth” is over used when describing whiskey, but this really is that. Definitely considering this as my daily sipper from now on.
Dessert in a glass.
Great whiskey. Lots of vanilla, caramel, apple and some oak.
Bourbon, but better. Matured like Scotch in used bourbon barrels you get more grain and less barrel in the end. A favorite in our house.
I like that it has an almost amaretto aftertaste.
Best part of this whiskey is that it is smooth and has a distinct identity. It is not your average bourbon and not your average scotch. It exists somewhere perfectly in the middle. My wife, who is not a whiskey drinker loves this and saves it for special occasions.
Solid blended American whiskey. Lower proof but great flavors. Little burn.
Favorite regular drinking whiskey. Caramel, brown sugar, smooth
Easy drinker, incredible value.
Nice blend of sweet and spicy. Price is a little too steep for 83 proof though.
A good Michters product. I slight taste bananas, which may be odd. Love it!
It used to be easy to find and then everyone figure out how good it was. No I can’t find it anywhere. But I found it here! It’s a great whiskey is just enough flavor that it’s not harsh. But makes you want for more. It’s got a little burn but I’m a good way, but it all comes together with a smooth finish.
Extremely smooth bourbon with very nice finish
Delicious. I like it better than the Michter's bourbon. Taste some vanilla and green apple.
This was a phenomenal selection that paired well with my medium-full bodied cigars.
If I won the lottery, I would have cases of this stacked next to cases of Blanton’s. It’s THAT good. Both on the rocks, maybe a tiny touch of water depending on how I feel.
Amazing! The best whiskey I’ve had yet...
Fresh vanilla with pieces of red apple. As American as Apple Pie. Delightful sipper
This one truly is America's #1 whiskey. A must for your home bar. Every month I'd get a bottle . Well....that is until Flaviar quit stocking it......
Fantastic work. Loved every drop. Dang shame it was small batch. Makes it harder to come by to reorder.
Not bad but can’t see buying again with so many better options out there
A truly great American Whiskey! Brown sugar, vanilla and apples are abundant on the nose. Fresh fruits, a mild spice and oak follow on the palate while more vanilla, caramel and cherries complete the mellow and short finish. Easy sipper and crafted quite well!
Great drinking whiskey
Oh my what a whiskey! Butterscotch, vanilla cream with just a hint of oak. Smooth and I would say closer to a scotch than a bourbon (IMO) but all in all a fantastic treat that I believe at $35-45 is a must!
by far... the standard of what whiskey should taste like!
Dollar for Dollar the BEST available!!!
Always one of my favorites. Consistently excellent and this did not disappoint..
This whiskey was incredibly watered down and almost flavorless for us. Great for novice whiskey drinkers, terrible for connoisseurs.
Love it! Bought a second bottle much sooner than I should have considering I'm the only one drinking it.
So this is a tough one. If my only experience with this whiskey was at home or a bar, I would rate it a bit lower, probably 5. It's preposterously sweet. Not in a bad way necessarily, but much sweeter than I normally enjoy. So sweet it's hard to believe there's no flavoring added (although I know the good folks at Michters would never do such a thing!).
So why a 7? This might be a top 3 camping whiskey. Shared around a fire on a cold evening with friends and family after dinner, stars above, this one comes into its own. For that reason I normally have a bottle on hand. So experience is influencing the score here but it's an experience I recommend...if you're into that sort of thing.
Wasn't my favorite, but I'll try it again
So far the Michters have surprised me the most in the smoothness and the sweet flavor is just right as it still provides the classic flavor with hardly any sharp bite. And the flavors last even after the swallow due to the sweetness.
For some reason I just can't get on board with this one. Out of the 30 or so bourbons in my cabinet this one is an enigma to me, I cannot put my finger on what it is but the flavor profile is very unpleasant. I wanted to like it more but it just isn't for me.
Easy to drink with a pleasant nutty finish. Decent mixer for an Old Fashioned or Whiskey Sour. Not overly complex, but a good, well-rounded whiskey. If I could give it half points, it's more of a 6.5.
Much better than it should be at its price point.
Ok so I’ve had Michters Burbon and I really liked that one and this is the second offering of theirs I have enjoyed.
Initially I wasn’t crazy about it because I didn’t get the dark sweet caramel sugar like I usually like with Burbon but wait...
Do I detect apples? Oh there’s the sugar but it’s much lighter, oh but it gets darker...
Hard to explain but this one whiskey starts off light and floral but seems to move to a darker sweetness.
It’s taken me half a bottle to really appreciate what I have, I find this to be complex floral sweet and just damn wonderful.
I would love to try their toasted barrel and Rye variations and just for the hell of it another bottle of their Burbon.
One of my all time favorite Whiskeys.
It’s like melting a vanilla jelly bean covered in butter in your mouth. Michters can do no wrong, and this may be my favorite. Staple in my house
Smooth whiskey. Good flavor.
Flavorful bourbon with a buttery texture. Great for sipping neat.
If ever you find this buy it and buy an extra because you will smoke through your first bottle so fast that you will wish you had another! Smooth and spicy this is excellent neat or with an ice cube for a different flavor. Easy drinking and something to be savored.
A sweet and spicy treat, I will be keeping a bottle on the shelf at all times...
This American Whiskey is excellent. Drink it neat but let it sit out in the glass for a little bit so it really comes alive. I get vanilla and caramel notes with a smooth finish that does not linger too long. I have tried their bourbon and found it a bit too harsh for me. This one has definitely earned a permanent place in my home bar.
This is a nice whiskey.
Sweet and smooth, nice caramel and vanilla flavor.
Very straight forward and tasty.
Smooth, great flavor profile
Holy Apples! Lovely fruity/sweet nose & taste. A previous commenter mentioned this should only be enjoyed on its own & neat - I agree 100%. One of the finest American whiskeys I've had.
I absolutely loved this!!! It is smooth and truly worth checking out. I am normally a bourbon chick but wow, this was a big eye opener and will definitely be a regular!
I really like this michter's unblended, Its well worth a try if you haven’t had the pleasure of it. Its so so good.
My current favorite American style whisky. Using used barrels turns down the bitter oak I don’t care for in bourbon
One of my favorites. Vanilla cream on the front and hint of spice on the back. Do not put this in a cocktail. This deserves to be enjoyed neat. Whenever I can find a bottle, it ends up in my house but doesn't hang around for long.
A little sweet but delicious. Vanilla, pistachio among other flavors.
One of my favorites, the creamy vanilla flavor followed by the spicy peppery finish is fantastic! Hard to find in my area, always grab a bottle when I can.
10/10 bourbon. Heavy and dark sweet notes on the nose, nice mouthfeel, great finish. Sweet and fruity throughout. Delicious!
Not technically a bourbon. I think they age this in already used bourbon barrels so it doesn't qualify. Just mentioning in case you were trying to rate their bourbon instead of this.