Michters 10 Years Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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.