Quick Sips #6: Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye (108.2 proof)

Quick Sips is meant to provide you with immediate impressions of whiskies we encounter during our daily wanderings. No notepads or lengthy revisits – just our honest, un-cut opinion on the whiskey we drink.

Quick Sips Michter's Toasted Rye - Bourbon Sippers

Paid: $85 (bottle)

Color: Deep amber to hazelnut (darker than I expected)

Nose: Big waves of cinnamon, nutmeg, spearmint, and vanilla all mingled with toasted graham crackers.

Palate: The baking spices dominate the initial flavor profile, but eventually give way to sweeter notes of vanilla and burnt caramel. Although the palate is not as dynamic as the nose, there is still plenty to appreciate here. The finish is clean and dry with an ample dose of barrel char and a nice mint kick at the very end.

Conclusion: Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is one of the more unique rye whiskeys I have tasted in recent memory. The nose is simply fantastic and reminds me of the smell of s’mores toasting over a campfire – with a mint chaser. The palate was mildly disappointing by comparison, but still manages to hold its own and deliver a really interesting and well-rounded profile. While I wouldn’t call it a must-try at $85, it’s not far off.

Rating: 4.0


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