Michter's US* Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Michter's US* Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 42.4%)


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$40.99
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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

Flavor 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 Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors 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 Flavor 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
Greg
Greg,
Solid rye with a lower Rye content. Great nose and spicy palette.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a classic, balanced, single barrel Straight Rye Whiskey that has an aromatic birth; while a spicy & savory life leads to a long & balanced death with notes of pepper & port wine.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Butterscotch upfront, spice on the back-end. Good sippin, without ice. A good rye for under $50.
 
Mat
Mat,
Spicy rye notes with caramel, vanilla and what I thought was marzipan on the nose. Really nice rye savouriness/spiciness on the palate along with some of the sweeter flavours.
 
Gary
Gary,
Good for the price. Smooth on ice a little more bitter than some others.
 
Ira
Ira,
Loads of butterscotch, the rye sneaks up on you in the mouth and lingers on the tongue. Long, long finish.
 
Justin
Justin,
Smooth, like a butterscotch candy. This could be a go to sippin rye.
 
guest
guest,
Amazing. Easy finish. Like candy. Very smooth
 
Christian
Christian,
Smooth
 
Jesse
Jesse,
A bit harsh for me
 
Paul
Paul,
Bloody good drink this well worth a try
 
Paul
Paul,
Nice to drink with a good aftertaste Well worth me ordering a second bottle
 
james
james,
Wonderful Rye,
 
Matthew
Matthew,
My favorite Rye!
 
Josh
Josh,
Normally I don't go for Ryes because I'm not a fan of the heavy spice. But this is a very well balanced Rye and has become one of my favorite bottles in my cabinet.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
My go to for *everyday* drinking. This is what I’ll have when a special occasion is not necessary and I’d like to just sip on some good rye.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I love a good Rye and this is the definition of a good Rye. It's easy to drink, tastes amazing and is priced reasonable. I thank my server who suggested I try it. This is my go-to moving forward.
 
Andres
Andres,
Smooth vanilla and great finish
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Wonderful everyday bourbon that’s fantastic for the price. Great rye spice bite supported by a solid semi-heavy body. Great stuff.
 
William
William,
Exploring Rye. Just not liking the overall experience as much as straight Bourbon. A little funky on the nose and I just prefer the Bourbon palate to the spicer but different Rye. Will keep experimenting with Rye to see if my tastes grow.
 
Brian
Brian,
Favorite for manhattans
 
Jon
Jon,
Great balanced flavor. Sweet and right amount of spice
 
Chris
Chris,
I had been meaning to try a good rye whiskey and heard good things about Michter's so I picked up a bottle to try it out with a buddy. It's very smooth with a hint of spice. You can definitely taste the rye, but it doesn't beat you over the head with it. If you're just getting into rye whiskey I'd suggest this as a high-quality gentle sipping whiskey that's also easy on the wallet.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
One of my go tos
 
Brian
Brian,
I really love this rye - if I see the green label behind the bar it’s almost an automatic - smooth and tart like rye should be
 
Rich
Rich,
one of my all-time favorites
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Love it! This rye is full of flavour where some eyes are lacking this one continues to keep giving. A staple for your collection and at £42 I would say is the right price point too!
 
Tom
Tom,
Like it. Subtle
 
David
David,
Love it, drank for first time with son in Lexington
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Appearance: Color is amber, decent legs... Nose: Rye grain, rye spice, hint of maple syrup; overall, a little muted... Palate: Mild corn sweetness, cream, rye and baking spices, tingle of black pepper without the bite. Slightly sweet classic Rye Whiskey flavors... Mouthfeel: Impressive for less than 85 proof, average overall... Finish: Linger of rye and baking spice, lasting for the proof... Overall: Classic rye flavors and adequate flavor profile. A little pricey for what it is, but an overall positive experience
 
Bill
Bill,
Great sipper and great for cocktails, like to use this for a Perfect Manhattan. Really like the finish of this one, I always have a bottle and back up bottle in hand.
 
tony
tony,
Super smooth
 
Daren
Daren,
When I ate cheese snacks, it tastes like strawberry ice cream.
 
Michael
Michael,
Wonderful Rye!! Very nice taste from beginning to end.
 
Edoardo
Edoardo,
Very spicy and savory at first touch on tongue, but then open a cherry/port sweet finish very pleasant. Nice taste of how a rye should be
 
guest
guest,
Great Rye. Can’t be beat for the price.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Like it
 
Erik
Erik,
A beautiful expression of what rye whiskey is capable of, without destroying your wallet
 
Christian
Christian,
Definitely one of my top choices for a Rye Whiskey! I enjoy this rye neat, to fully appreciate the spiciness and subtle sweetness of the whiskey. Makes a great Manhattan and Sazerac too. Michter’s also has a great small batch bourbon which is amazing.
 
Michael
Michael,
Sweet, but a good sweet
 
William
William,
smooth strong flavour
 
Alex
Alex,
Excellent. Everything a classic rye calls for. Spice, savory, and slight notes of orange and marmalade. Would recommend and buy again!
 
Ben
Ben,
Great aftertaste. A little bit on the sweet side. Drink it neat to fully enjoy it.
 
Chase
Chase,
Spicy and smooth
 
Jim
Jim,
I gotta say I expected a lot more. It was not as spicy or rye forward as I would have liked. It tasted more like a bourbon: sweeter flavor and warm body. My wife liked it, and she hates rye and likes bourbon. So, it was fine, it tasted alright, but I was expecting rye flavors and that's where it didn't deliver.
 
Brent
Brent,
This was surprisingly VERY good! Not as spicy as most rye I’ve had and it’s a little light on the mouthfeel. But the taste is terrific. I caught a bit of banana nut on the palate and finished with caramel. Very easy to drink.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Smooth, good taste, but not overly impressed
 
Robert
Robert,
Complex and good spice to it, easy drink
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very smooth for a rye which makes it not as spicier as most ryes. Enjoy neat, just as good on the rocks or in a Manhattan.
 
Omar
Omar,
Daily zíper ! Love the complex flavor and the price
 
Jay
Jay,
Tasty consistent rye
 
Paul
Paul,
Its orite
 
Lee
Lee,
Incredible mouth feel and finish
 
Alan
Alan,
Love this rye, great value, drinks like a much higher priced bottle.
 
Josh
Josh,
An easy go to. Good price point, not too spicy rye.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very solid rye. I get bourbon-like sweetness with cherry and oak on the nose, spicier on the palate, initially smooth but with moderate burn on the finish
 
Timothy
Timothy,
A smooth and somewhat less offending or spicy rye that does not disappoint with spicy oak flair. A great sipper next but makes a great upper shelf old-fashioned. Michter’s never disappoints.
 
James
James,
Between this and Bulleit Rye for my favorite Rye whiskey. Spicy yet very smooth, it goes fantastic in a rye old-fashioned or perfectly neat by itself.
 
Zach
Zach,
Date flavor is good on the back end
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Solid Rye
 
Erik
Erik,
Makes an awesome Manhattan
 
Sunil
Sunil,
Smooth and refreshing. Not a deep flavor profile, but it is good. Not too harsh at the beginning or end.
 
Sunil
Sunil,
Smooth and refreshing. Not a very deep flavor profile, but I like it all the way through.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Aroma: hint of sweet, Woody with slight hint of smokiness. Spice that hits with the alcohol tinge. Taste: smooth hits of smoke, spice and wood. With ice: sweet with spice Overall great whiskey! I did not notice the rye being as prominent, but that's not a bad thing here. There is the spice which is mild and not overwhelming.
 
Taylor
Taylor,
Very sweet and smooth. Not much complexity on the lingering end but still delicious!
 
Kori
Kori,
Very spicy, smooth. A great rye.
 
Jim
Jim,
One of the best, smooth bourbons, especially at this price point
 
Maïlys
Maïlys,
Spicy, fresh, not sweet (I agree that it would go well for Old fashioned!) Missing some flavor 😄
 
Günter
Günter,
Great for Old-Fashioned!
 
Joseph
Joseph,
I have only had this neat in a bar, but it was think, complex and really good.
 
Robert
Robert,
Solid
 
David
David,
It’s Michter’s single-barrel rye. If you know, you know.
 
Jim
Jim,
Very enjoyable.
 
guest
guest,
I get a sweet and spicy combination like a molasses cookie with a bit of citrus occasionally.There’s a good bite to it but I’m not sure if that’s spiceness or the alcohol. The scent goes from fire wood and brown sugar to Smokey wood.
 
Tim
Tim,
Good
 
Alan
Alan,
Deliciously smooth. My go to rye.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This was disappointed. Almost too smooth. Flat and boring. It’s easy to drink but not really enjoyable to do so.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Good rye for the price
 
Katie
Katie,
Solid bourbon for the price. I enjoyed the smooth taste.
 
Erwin
Erwin,
OK. Sweet rye.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Love the butterscotch at the front and finish with the spicy rye. Awesome stuff.
 
Hayden
Hayden,
Very good rye. Nice and spicy to start and finishes with a smooth fruitiness.
 
Erik
Erik,
My first Rye and it was nice even if it not my favourite type of spirit.
 
Rob
Rob,
Hate it. Harsh with an unpleasant aftertaste.
 
Robert
Robert,
Inspection: A nice Golden color, sticks well to the side of the galss. Aroma: Definitely smell the butterscotch. With a bit of a Spice in the nostril. Taste: Spicy overall, a decent kick. With lots of Butterscotch on the after taste. Exhale: A little harsh due to the Spice. Overall: Really like this so far. The Butterscotch is a big draw. Will definitely like to have a bottle in my bar.
 
Brian
Brian,
My go-to Whiskey. Great flavor profile at a good price.
 
Wilford
Wilford,
Mild sweet with just a hint of rye at the end.
 
Uriah
Uriah,
Easy to drink with just the right amount of sweet and spicy notes. Looking forward to making an Old Fashioned with this one.
 
Michael
Michael,
meh
 
Dewey
Dewey,
Smooth with a bold flavor
 
Luke
Luke,
Really liked this Rye Wiskey...
 
George
George,
For some reason this has found itself as my least favorite rye on hand. I am not sure why but I find the flavor profile disagreeable. I wanted to like it more but cannot.
 
Kipton
Kipton,
Great Bite and lingering followthrough
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Compared to most of the eyes I drink (Beam, Jack) this was top drawer.
 
Denmon
Denmon,
Ok. Underwhelming.
 
Bill
Bill,
This is a very good rye
 
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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