Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 45.7%)


7.7/10
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$45.99
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Bourbon category Winner of the Flaviar Community Awards 2018.

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 meaning these Bourbons are typically aged longer than other producers would otherwise age theirs.

Produced in very small batches, typically twenty-four barrels or fewer per batch and aged for around eight years, Michter's US*1 really is a great Bourbon. Teasing with caramel, vanilla and dried fruit notes, this is a very pleasant drink to both spend time with and to enjoy through the night.   
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45.7%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Single Cask?
    Yes

Flavour Spiral™

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dried fruit
caramel
black pepper
spicy
cinnamon
barley
vanilla
sweet
clove
What does Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Rich notes of barley and dried fruits.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Again rich, potent with spice, cinnamon and pepper.
 
Finish
Pepper lingers.

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Ratings & Reviews
Jamie
Jamie,
Very peppery and spicy, but still smooth. Dried fruits, and caramel are also present, mostly on the nose and the beginnings of the taste. Would be a lovely finish to a nice steak or pork dinner.
 
David
David,
Too sweet for my likes.
 
John
John,
Outstanding. Smooth and comforting.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Super smooth and easy to drink. One of my favorites! Love the sweetness in the smell and taste. The strong pepper and spice in the finish is wonderful.
 
Scott
Scott,
Very nice.
 
Charlie
Charlie,
Nice bourbon but not my favorite. Has a bit more bite like a rye and than a bourbon.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Michters Small Batch Bourbon is my all time favorite bourbon. I can sit and sniff the caramel and butterscotch scents for an hour before even taking my first sip. The taste is perfection with brown sugar and ever-so smooth. I always have this on hand.
 
Samuel
Samuel,
Smooth
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Pretty good nose and finish, but the palate left a lot to hope for. Notes of brown sugar, caramel, toffee with a smooth, oily medium finish.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Favorite Bourbon
 
Jessica
Jessica,
This was ok. It was harsher on the pallet than I expected, but the flavor was nice. I ended up using it in mixed drinks.
 
RIK
RIK,
Nice caramel aroma, smooth sweet taste. Nice finish, not too tarte. Enjoyed this bourbon as did my friends I shared it with.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Love it!
 
Rhett
Rhett,
Nice bourbon, with caramel and tobacco a bit too much spice for me but it's all up to the individuals taste! Very nice I enjoyed it.
 
David
David,
Superb bourbon! Nice vanilla, caramel and even tobacco and clove on the nose. Very soft on the palate with cinnamon, sweet vanilla, more caramel and sweet dried fruit. A very peppery finish is my only critique. Not bad, just a litttle stronger than I expected.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
As a new member/enthusiasts I really enjoyed this bottle. I would say it’s comparable to Four Roses small batch. It drinks smooth with a little bite at the end.
 
Ro
Ro,
Not as good as the rye to me, but still reasonable.
 
Chris
Chris,
I wasn't impressed with the first taste. However, it quickly grew on me. I like it.
 
Garth
Garth,
This is one of my favorites - after Blanton's - a wonderful Kentucky bourbon - sweet at first - maybe a bit smokey. I drink it straight over one ice cube. I highly recommend it !
 
Christopher
Christopher,
This has now became one favorites. My friends and enjoyed it straight and mixed. I would highly recommend to new Flavier members for there first bottle.
 
Derek
Derek,
Prior to joining this club, I had never heard of Michter's before. But I was very pleasantly surprised by what I tasted. Definitely a current favorite. Thanks for the recommendation!
 
Gary
Gary,
My current favorite bourbon. Michter's Small Batch is terrific straight, really good on the rocks too. Others like it mixed, but I prefer it for sipping. It has the best sweet caramel flavor followed by a very smooth finish.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Great bottle, especially for the cost. Only gave a six because it doesn’t compare to some of the more costlier bottles, but I still enjoyed this drink. Easy start and warm finish. Very smooth for the high alcohol content. Would definitely buy this again.
 
Lane
Lane,
Go this when I joined flaviar, a very pleasant bourbon that really comes alive with a healthy splash of water, nice bite with a great finish that lets you know it's a bourbon.
 
Sunnylee
Sunnylee,
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Smooth with an easy finish.
 
John
John,
I am not a frequent drinker of bourbon, however the Michters recipe was very easy to savor, not overly sweet, somewhat smokey, and a reasonable oak or woody after taste. Generally, I find bourbon too sweet, but this was not the case with Michters. It was part of my welcome box.
 
Barbara
Barbara,
This is now a favorite.
 
Richard
Richard,
I am pleased with this bourbon. Has a great caramel smell as suggested. Excited to savor this bottle.
 
Mike
Mike,
Very nice bourbon that is easy to drink over an ice cube. It has a bold beginning with a flavorful and smooth finish. Even my wife liked it
 
Josh
Josh,
Sorely disappointed in what has been hyped up. I drank it, but wouldn't buy again. Plain and just not very tasty in any way shape or fashion. Sorry, just was not for me.
 
Brian
Brian,
Good sipper with a splash of water
 
Nicole
Nicole,
This reminds me of Bulliet Bourbon in taste. Smooth, spicy with the right amount of complexity. Is good on its own on the rocks but also blends well.
 
Mat
Mat,
Ended up using this bottle as a gift with some cigars to celebrate my good friend's new house. It didn't last the night. Between the half dozen of us, this bottle was emptied & when I told them about how I got it & more about Flaviar their eyes lit up. You've got 5 new members coming soon, and all want this bottle. Great straight, mixed with some Ginger Ale (big Jameson & Ginger guy myself), and the cigars were a great sidekick.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
I enjoy this on rocks and I'm sure it would taste great mixed but havent tried yet. I would and will biy again
 
Roxanne
Roxanne,
I love it! Smooth flavor and it pairs well with an opulence cigar.
 
Dan
Dan,
Very drinkable, my new favorite sipping whiskey
 
Crow
Crow,
Nice bourbon. Fruit forward with a comfortable heat. Smooth mouth feel and a sweet vanilla finish.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Love it. Great bourbon! Smooth and flavorful, with hint of spice. Not typically available in my corner of the world (Wyoming); this would be a standby if it was!
 
Kurt
Kurt,
I liked this but I had it mixed with sprite. I hope in time to be able to enjoy a drink straight or on the rocks but not there yet. I do enjoy Templeton rye straight so I do have hope.
 
JAMES
JAMES,
Great bourbon! My favorite got the price. With some more aging this would be a 10 Classic bourbon well balanced
 
Jernique
Jernique,
I’ve always liked this brand. Nice caramel, vanilla and fruit notes with a little spice. I like it neat first then with some melting ice next. The complexities come out this way and adds to the experience. Always a go to for me.
 
Lindsay
Lindsay,
Delicious. I was excited to get my first box and thought of this bottle as a bonus but it ended up being the big favorite.
 
Kirsten
Kirsten,
I was surprised by the depth of flavor and smoothness.
 
Erin
Erin,
I normally think bourbon is sickeningly sweet. I tend to lean toward savory. However, this is a lovely bourbon. Dried fruit on the nose (golden and concord raisin I believe) and the cinnamon were instantly identifiable. Mouthfeel was pleasant and didn't feel "sticky" likc most bourbons do to me. It is so interesting to me that most do not like the pepper finish. I absolutely adore it. Lovely. Smooth. Delicious.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I am enjoying this bourbon immensely. Had a buddy over to try everything in the sample box, this bottle, and two others I had ordered from this service and we both agreed, this was the winner. Complex, yet easy to drink, this is now one of my go-to bourbons.
 
Eric
Eric,
Spicier than I’d prefer but very smooth. The US*1 American Whiskey is more my speed but this is still a good bourbon. Sweet nose (golden raisin) followed by subtle smoke and fennel after it sat for 10 minutes. Palate had a spicy lead with flash of juicy fruits and cinnamon. Spicy, peppery finish
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Wow. What a bourbon. So smooth going down with a wonderful flavor. Would definitely buy again.
 
Mark
Mark,
Not much flavor but fairly smooth
 
Daman
Daman,
Absolutely great, one of my favorites
 
William
William,
A nice drink. A bit spicier than I'd prefer, but all in all a nice tasting bourbon
 
David
David,
Very nice Bourbon.
 
Nick
Nick,
cannot express the notes as beautifully as some but its very good smooth and easy to drink.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Smells like spiced honey. Smooth and peppery. Nice end of day drink on the rocks.
 
Danton
Danton,
Worth having!
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
This was very peppery and spicy for me. Letting it sit in my mouth really brought out the dried fruit and cinnamon but the burn and spiciness were major drawbacks.
 
Jimmy
Jimmy,
Very smooth and great flavor
 
Chris
Chris,
Tried this in a tasting box, and honestly torn between hoarding my last bit and savoring it immediately. Good balance of traditional bourbon whisky flavor and sweetness. Adding to Wish List!
 
Josh
Josh,
Go to drink when out for an afterwork event
 
Shelley
Shelley,
Like others, after all the hype, I was a bit disappointed with this bourbon. It's just not quite as smooth as I would expect and the Peppery finish doesn't roll of my tongue as well as other bourbons I have drank.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Good, especially if you like a dried fruit profile.
 
Craig
Craig,
Although a very good whiskey, after all the hype I read, I was a little disappointed. I will definitely try it again with expectations uncheck.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This stuff is always a call of mine. It’s on of the few I’d take neat.
 
NICK
NICK,
Smokey aroma. Sweet carmel and touch of smoke. Some cinnamon toward end before it finishes with lasting pepper notes. Def get the bourbon burn that lasts. Not the smoothest neat pour.
 
Michael
Michael,
The dried fruit and the caramel cut nicely against the spice - I actually enjoyed this bourbon quite a bit and would recommend a bottle.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
This is a good standard bourbon, a little kick with a smooth finish. Great alone or in an old fashioned.
 
Craig
Craig,
With all the hype I've read about this I was looking forward to trying it. I was disappointed. I wouldn't place it among my 5 or 6 favorite bourbons, especially given the price.
 
ALICIA
ALICIA,
Not the best I’ve had. Not enough flavor.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Definitely taste the spice to this. Black pepper hits me right away. Definitely has a kick to it but does have a smooth finish on the way down
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very Smooth, Quite tasty. I would recommend this bourbon for people try.
 
Steve
Steve,
Currently my favorite.
 
Paul
Paul,
Don't love it, but it's solid, middle-of-the-road; I feel like it's a little overpriced. Balanced; a little more spicy and bite than sweet and smooth. Fruity/sweet briefly up front, settles into bold spice/cinnamon; finishes sweet with hint of clove and some heat.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Smooth, taste, sweet, I like them like this. Would buy this again.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Dandy
 
John
John,
Very nice Bourbon. Smooth with a hint of chocolate
 
Justin
Justin,
Very sweet, slightly spicy and a lot of vanilla, my first impression was "this is great." It is not a complex profile, but it is so very smooth. This is something that could easily replace one of my regulars...
 
Magnus
Magnus,
Actually my first bourbon. I don’t feel like it can even remotely compare to whiskey I’m afraid. I suppose I will have to give it at least one more try before dismissing it but this one was not for me.
 
Monica
Monica,
Spicy and warm notes make this a good staple symptoms sipping bourbon.
 
Lori
Lori,
Great aroma...very smooth
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Taste like a southern gentleman, smooth, sweet, and a little spicy at the end. The kind of drink you want to spend the night with
 
Deja
Deja,
Not the best Michter's I've ever had but pretty good.
 
Danny
Danny,
A little sweet upfront for my liking, but finishes with a nice spice. Worth purchasing.
 
Erwin
Erwin,
The aroma catches you first once it’s opened..although it starts pretty strong, it smooths out nicely and has a spicy finish..with the price, it’s become a favorite go to bourbon..
 
Robert
Robert,
One of the best values in the $25-50 range.
 
Jan
Jan,
Sippin’ whiskey!
 
Wes
Wes,
Good bourbon!
 
Marc
Marc,
in a word - Yummy
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Fruity smell and taste. Clean finish.
 
Michael
Michael,
Solid, nice notes and flavors. Good solid sipper.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Full body. On the sweeter end so I enjoy it over a rock.
 
guest
guest,
Good drinker
 
Mark
Mark,
Citrus and Carmel on the nose with a nice spiced finish.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nice. Short on the front, but good flavors and good finish come through. Flavor spiral is pretty spot on.
 
Matt
Matt,
Yummmmm
 
Angela
Angela,
Very good bourbon; smooth with just the right warmth
 
Jason
Jason,
The US1 is better. This is smooth finish but a harsh start. Pay less for better whiskey.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
This was a pretty good tasting bourbon; however, it paled in comparison to Bookers, Bakers and Blantons. Just my thoughts.
 
Will
Will,
solid whiskey
 
Bonnie
Bonnie,
Compared to several other bourbon's I've recently tried; this one seems more harsh, not very complex and I felt over priced. It did not leave a pleasant taste in my mouth.
 
guest
guest,
Lots of flavor and refreshing taste at the end.
 
Roland
Roland,
Excellent! A Great bourbon with a unique hint of its own magickal origins. A worthy salute to its creator's talents.
 
guest
guest,
Smells great. As you inhale you can smell the hint of fruit and vanilla. The initial sip has a bit of a bite but not a harsh gasoline hit. It softens and mellows quickly allowing you to taste the spice and peppers giving with a somewhat smokey taste. A very nice whiskey worth sipping next to a fire on a cold day.
 
Armand
Armand,
Very nice!
 
guest
guest,
Good bourbon. If you can find the green Rye, get it. Never tried the sour mash
 
Erik
Erik,
Favorite every-day bourbon!
 
Jason
Jason,
Excellent flavor very smooth!
 
Adam
Adam,
Michter's Bourbon Small Batch is exquisite
 
Richard
Richard,
Michter's is my all time favorite. always smooth. doesn't burn badly. Perfect.
 
Charles
Charles,
Lots of oak notes, smooth finish. Great whisky for the price, never disappoints.
 
Abe
Abe,
Very smooth rye. Not too harsh, not too floral. Good flavor and body.
 
Paul
Paul,
Smooth going down with no burn like others, great purchase
 
William
William,
If you want a smooth drink then this is the one for you. Straight-up and enjoy!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
One of the best I've tasted!
 
Carlos
Carlos,
smells great and taste just as good if not better this is one I'm going to always want in my bar
 
Eric
Eric,
Smooth
 
Tim
Tim,
Delicious! Very light taste all the way through.
 
Matt
Matt,
My favorite Bourbon. Highly recommended to those who like a sweet smokey flavor with a little bit of kick.
 
Jason
Jason,
A phenomenally smooth bourbon with great corn notes and full flavor
 
Michael
Michael,
Straight out the bottle warm I don't recommend except for those that can handle the heat. Pour a glass throw in a single ice sphere and it is delicious. The Mrs stole a shot and poured it in her coke. After screaming sacrilege I tasted it and it tasted like cherry coke. I am really enjoying this bottle as a southern boy who does not drink in moderation.
 
Brian
Brian,
One of the best of the grand master Kentucky craft bourbons in an American bursting at the seams with exciting new whiskeys. Once you're ready to take the training wheels off your tumbler and experience full-throttle flavor, this is your "I've arrived," bottle as a serious bourbon enthusiast.
 
Jody
Jody,
This came very highly rated so I was disappointed. Just kind of clumsy--not well balanced. The alcohol over-powers the palate which is a little bland.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Smooth and clean. Give this bourbon about ten minutes in your glass to relax and air out then enjoy the rich and deep flavors
 
James
James,
Good stuff!
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Absolutely my favorite Bourbon! Great flavors! I have higher end, more expensive, bourbons but, this is the one bourbon that goes into my decanters. Pick one up, well worth it!
 
guest
guest,
Smells like s'mores - has a good taste.
 
guest
guest,
Love this ... Hints of vanilla and a very easy drinking smooth bourbon
 
guest
guest,
Spicy, a true bourbon, not for rookies
 
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