Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

$200.00

  • Brand:Michter’s
  • Categories:Bourbon, Whiskey
  • ABV:47.2%
  • Years Aged:10
  • Mature in age and truly exceptional in quality, Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon has earned its place as an enduring favorite of the most discerning whiskey connoisseurs. The “Best American Whiskey” according to Food & Wine magazine, our 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon represents the culmination of over a decade of patient aging in our specially chosen, new charred American white oak barrels.
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Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

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Mature in age and truly exceptional in quality, Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon has earned its place as an enduring favorite of the most discerning whiskey connoisseurs. The “Best American Whiskey” according to Food & Wine magazine, our 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon represents the culmination of over a decade of patient aging in our specially chosen, new charred American white oak barrels.

SMELL

Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon gives off slightly darker caramel, dried orange peel, vanilla, dried cherry, roasted oak, cinnamon, clove, dried licorice and fennel, rose, tobacco, and dark chocolate. The darker roasted oak, tobacco, and chocolate give it more maturity and depth.

But while this has some nicely nuanced scents, at the same time it doesn’t quite bring the heft or richness that higher ABV bourbons do, or even the lower ABV 10 year single barrel rye. And immediately, I can’t help but  notice that this doesn’t smell as good as the rye, which was superbly expressive and rich…even at a lower ABV.

Swirling coaxes out a bit more must to the dark honey, darker licorice and fennel, dark cherry, vanilla, apple, dried orange peel, toasted oak, cinnamon, clove, tobacco, fresh coffee grounds, and chocolate. Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon has a surrounding darkness, oakiness, and oldness, but not in a burnt way, led by moderate roastiness, tobacco, dark chcoolate, and coffee grounds.

In my first review attempt, Micher’s 10 Year Bourbon was pretty herbal, more than expected and like the watered-down version of the 10 year rye, but that herbalness faded in my second go, replaced with more mature and developed oak and tobacco.

So overall, this has a nice mature oakiness with supporting sweetness, fruit, herbalness, and spice, but it also doesn’t quite bring anything that compelling to the table. There’s just no “oh whoa” or “wow” moment. There’s a lot to enjoy, but it’s diminished by the slightly thin and not-expressive-enough scents that just start to scratch the surface to the next level.

 taste and aftertaste

My first taste has a nice initial burst of caramel, toasted vanilla, roasted oak, licorice, fennel, ripe red apple, cherry, dried cherry, cocoa powder, cinnamon, clove, and freshly sawn oak. There’s a faint of tobacco in the back as well, which is always welcome, as well as a gentle bite.

“Chewing” gives me slightly herbal caramel and honey, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, fennel, dried berries, roasted oak, cinnamon, clove, orange, pineapple, and guava. There’s a little bit more chocolate this time around, as well as some extra cinnamon, oak, and clove zing as the bourbon sits in my mouth longer.Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon,where to buy Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon,Order Quality Bourbon Whiskey online USA

Just like in the scents, this Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon was a bit more herbal and tropical fruit-forward the first time around, but after about 10 more days became more dark, oaky, spicy, and chocolatey. It’s wild how much it changed in a short period of time.

While drinking this, I again can’t help but think that while Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon is tasty, nothing quite stands out to me and I’m not particularly wowed. I definitely like the dark, oaky, spicy, and chocolatey mature backbone with dried fruit sprinkled in there, but nothing ever ends up popping to really seal the deal as a “Top Shelf” bourbon.

Surface level isn’t quite the right word, it just doesn’t have the density, richness, or evolving layers that the lower ABV 10 year single barrel rye had up, down, and all around. It’s too subtle and subdued for its own good. I’ll reiterate the point here, lower ABV does not have to mean less flavor if the bourbon is great and the barrel is picked well.

The aftertaste leans a bit more oaky and dry with roasted oak, coffee grounds, and toasted cinnamon, then honey, licorice, fennel, and dried apple and orange. Over time it transforms into a longer-lasting and slightly herbal, dry, and sweet end.

After “chewing” it becomes a bit more herbal and slightly earthy with honey, licorice, fennel, clove, dried oak, coffee grounds, dried orange peel, and vanilla. The roasty oak, licorice, clove, and honey linger around for a while longer. This probably would pair well with a cigar, if I knew anything about cigars.

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