Michter's 10 Years Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Grain &Vine | Curated Wines, Rare Bourbon and Tequila Collection

Michters 10 Years Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

$ 290

Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel reminds us of the kind of restaurant you recommend to somebody you don’t know very well who’s looking for a nice meal. It’s inarguably delicious and free of any potentially divisive characteristics. There’s no challenge here, just pleasure.

  • Appearance: Classic medium caramel
  • Nose: Sweet and grainy: cornbread slathered in honey, johnnycakes with cherry jam. Fizzy cream soda mixed with a bit of varnish segues into warm leather and a hint of summer-warmed dry grass, which is amplified with water.
  • Palate: This is a very well-integrated whiskey with a lovely balance between creamy and spicy. There’s a full, rich, toffee sweetness throughout, balancing the earthy, humus-like bass notes in the mid palate. The finish is also very reminiscent of soda pop (root beer float? Cherry Coke?), almost giving the impression of carbonation, with a lingering muted spiciness. It’s extremely thick and coating. Water cuts that mouth feel, to its detriment.