Michter's US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey
  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Michter's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Grain Whiskey
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla sweetness
  • caramel
  • floral
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • sweet
  • honey
  • smoky
  • oak

Michter's

US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey (0.75l, 43%)
Price $44.99

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I spy Bourbon or Rye, something beginning with “S”
 
That’s right, neither. We’re talking about Sour Mash Whiskey. Michter’s to be exact. Established in 1753 by John Shenk in Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Valley, they’re one of the oldest active distilleries in the United States. Teaming up with Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco in the 1990s, Richard “Dick” Newman resurrected the brand in Louisville, KY, where Michter’s have been bottling their exquisite Whiskeys, Bourbons and Ryes ever since.
 
Michter’s Original Sour Mash was their most popular product during the 1970s and 80s, and now it’s back with a vengeance. Joining their US*1 line in 2012, this Whiskey stays true to the profile and palate of its predecessor. Michter’s dubbed its champion after the Spirit’s production process, in which previously fermented mash is used as the starter for the new batch. Like making sourdough bread, except better. Because it’s Whiskey.

Although its unique grain selection prevents it from being categorized as Bourbon or Rye, it doesn’t stop Michter’s US*1 Sour Mash from starting off like the former and finishing like the latter. It’s Michter’s way of masterfully pushing their mash bill envelope right to the edge of the Rye realm, without tipping over. Great to sip on its own, Sour Mash Whiskey is also perfect for a Bourbon based cocktail or a BBQ sauce ingredient to pour over your chicken on a hot summer’s day.
  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Michter's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Grain Whiskey
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Caramel
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Stone fruit, spice notes, with a touch of floral and a light oak.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
An ascension from sweet, smoky fruits, gliding towards flavors of caramel and honeyed vanilla. 
 
Finish
A hotter Rye-like finish with lingering fruit and floral notes of the start.
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  • vanilla sweetness
  • caramel
  • floral
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • sweet
  • honey
  • smoky
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It is believed that during the famous Winter encampment at Valley Forge, George Washington himself rode to the nearby distillery and acquired a few barrels of Rye to keep his soldiers warm.
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.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
When you see Rye Whiskey newcomers calling their spirit a “classic Rye,” you can bet they are comparing themselves to Michter’s Rye Whiskey, because Michter’s was literally the first.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
It is believed that during the famous Winter encampment at Valley Forge, George Washington himself rode to the nearby distillery and acquired a few barrels of Rye to keep his soldiers warm.
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.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
When you see Rye Whiskey newcomers calling their spirit a “classic Rye,” you can bet they are comparing themselves to Michter’s Rye Whiskey, because Michter’s was literally the first.
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