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 set of rules refer to manufacturing method rather than location. It must be matured in new and charred casks of American white oak. No colouring or flavouring of any type is allowed. It must be matured for at least 2 years, if a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old. The mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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.