Michter's US* Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Michter's US* Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 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.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    42.4%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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rye
spicy
marmelade
savoury
stewed
butterscotch
pepper
port
grain
What does Michter's US* Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Michter's US* Single Barrel Straight Rye 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.

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.

Finish
Long, smooth, and peppery.

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Ratings & Reviews
Ben
Ben,
Good, mellow, when you wan to ease into the night.
 
Craig
Craig,
Very smooth and easy to drink.
 
guest
guest,
It will make you rethink rye vs bourbon !
 
Veronica
Veronica,
Love it, so smooth!
 
Simone
Simone,
Sweet and easy to drink. Gf loves.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Outstanding bang for buck.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
One of my favorites for an old fashioned or on the rocks
 
CARL
CARL,
Fantastic! Very Smooth neat! Made an Old Fashion with it and was awesome! I will be buying this Rye again, my new favorite!!!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smooth and flavorful
 
Nick
Nick,
Not really a big rye fan, much prefer bourbon, but this bottle might start to change that. Smooth and flavorful without the overwhelming spice that turns me off to most ryes that I’ve tasted. Nice sipper neat although I generally prefer a cube or 2. I will buy again and it was good enough to get me interested in exploring some other rye whiskies.
 
Bryce
Bryce,
Top-notch Rye for a minimal price
 
Dan
Dan,
Peppery, caramel, smooth. It is a solid, easy drinker.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
I didn’t know I liked rye whiskey until I had this. Smooth, has heat, great straight or on the rocks. Peppery, Some sweetness, little bit of a bite, nice after taste
 
Joseph
Joseph,
I didn’t know I liked rye whiskey until I had this. Smooth, has heat, great straight or on the rocks. Peppery, Some sweetness, little bit of a bite, nice after taste
 
Henry
Henry,
Smooth, has heat, great straight or on the rocks.
 
Amy
Amy,
Smooth, peppery, little bit of a bite, nice after taste
 
Ro
Ro,
Delicious rye that I’ll never pass up the opportunity for a glass.
 
Pete
Pete,
Some sweetness with heat. Fast finish.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
I didn’t know I liked rye whiskey until I had this.
 
Carl
Carl,
Spice, edge, heat, OK.
 
ron
ron,
it was a great bourbon highly recomended
 
Jake
Jake,
Good flavor but very robust on the spice which is not my favorite. However as part of the tasting box it was appreciated as it was something I probably would not have ever tasted otherwise.
 
Brad
Brad,
I enjoyed this Rye. Had touch of sweetness with a good, not overwhelming bite to it.
 
Gerry
Gerry,
Very smooth tasting
 
Albert
Albert,
A very tasty rye. The butterscotch/caramel notes came through as it had a spicy sweet finish for me. I will be picking up a bottle of Michters rye to have on hand.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is what a rye is will be ordering this again
 
Brian
Brian,
I enjoyed the Michters Rye alot. It was a smooth taste with a very nice bite of rye middle and finish. Went out and bought a bottle after my Flaviar sample was finishted!
 
Sean
Sean,
Everything one should expect to love from a great rye!
 
Bruce
Bruce,
I am not much of a rye fan in general, the three stars is a reflection of that. That being said, it was very flavorful and I would recommend this to a rye drinker based on how much I enjoy the bourbon and American blended whiskey that Michter's offers.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Decent, but too harsh a burn at the end for me.
 
Zechariah
Zechariah,
I’m not a rye guy.
 
Richard
Richard,
Well done!
 
Richard
Richard,
Very easy drinking rye.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Solid and drinkable.
 
Barry
Barry,
Good front, spicy middle, fruity and sweet muted nicely
 
Dean
Dean,
This Rye is ok. Front end is very sweet. Finish is peppery, but ends with a sweet syrup taste and feel. It is really lacking in the Rye department. And really is to sweet for a whiskey in my opinion. Still not bad to sip on.
 
Michael
Michael,
Solid rye.
 
Matt
Matt,
Solid...like everything Michter's does
 
guest
guest,
Best!
 
guest
guest,
Grape in the nose, herbs in the middle, metallic finish.
 
guest
guest,
Great sipping rye
 
guest
guest,
I think it's a great sipping rye
 
guest
guest,
A mellow rye. Coconut, vanilla. Not as much grain as I expect in a rye.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Solid rye. Straight or for the perfect old fashioned
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Great rye spice, smooth and clean, best enjoyed neat.
 
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