Michter's US*1 Straight Rye Whiskey

Michter's US*1

Straight Whiskey

(0.7l, 42.4%)

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Turns out that George Washington was right about Whiskey too.

How often can you say that your Whiskey recipe dates from 1753? That’s when John Shenk founded Shenk’s Whiskey in Pennsylvania. It was America’s first production distillery from before America was a country. In fact, it is said that George Washington himself set out from nearby Valley Forge and personally requisitioned casks for his soldiers wintering there.

The company has gone through several name changes and eventually moved to Kentucky. Now, more than 260 years later, they still do it the right way, producing a range of American Whiskeys.

Rye is really popular these days, and with good reason — it’s tasty! 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. Every bottle of their Straight Rye Whiskey is single barrel. There is no blending, no vatting, no topping off, and it’s served at 42.8% ABV. Since this, almost by definition, means limited quantities it can sometimes be hard to get.

Smartass Corner
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.

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  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Michter's Distillery

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What does Michter's US*1 Straight Rye Whiskey taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rye grain and Cracker Jacks

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rye spice and savory stewed grain with marmalade and a light butterscotch

Long, smooth, and peppery 
Ratings & Reviews
Grape in the nose, herbs in the middle, metallic finish.
Great sipping rye
I think it's a great sipping rye
A mellow rye. Coconut, vanilla. Not as much grain as I expect in a rye.
Solid rye. Straight or for the perfect old fashioned
Great rye spice, smooth and clean, best enjoyed neat.
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