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Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

4th Jul 2015


Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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If the name Michter’s does not ring a bell, do not be alarmed. They are not that well known. But the distillery, which actually listens to the name Willett Distilling Company or Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD for short), was founded in 1935 and is still in family hands. The produce quite a lot of bourbons, including Johnny Drum, Old Bardstown and the wonderful Rowan’s Creek. They have just started putting Michter’s back on the map with, among others, this Small Batch Bourbon.

There is clearly some rye in the mix, for the nose is very spicy. Think cinnamon and nutmeg. Fruitwise I am reminded of the dried variety of apricots and peach. This nose is more than okay, but somewhat closed.

The arrival is syrupy and extremely sweet. Candied sugar, baked apples and the fruit from the nose: apricots and peach. Midpalate the spices kick in. Apart from cinnamon and cloves, I also get some black pepper.

The finish is rather short, but remains spicy.

I have to admit that I expected a bit more, especially with the slightly higher ABV. But for me, this is an ordinary bourbon.

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