Michter’s US*1 Small Batch Sour Mash
During the 1970s and 1980s, Michter’s original Sour Mash whiskey was the distillery’s single most popular product. While the moniker “Sour Mash” stems from the whiskey-making process of the same name-whereby previously fermented wort is used as a starter for new wort to be fermented, much like making sourdough bread-Michter’s original Sour Mash deserved its unique taste With its unique selection of grains, it cannot be classified as a rye or a bourbon. After disappearing from the market in 1989, Michter’s original Sour Mash Whiskey made a triumphant return in 2012 with its introduction in the US1 line. Staying true to the profile and palate of its predecessor, Michter’s US1 Sour Mash has quickly become a favorite among whiskey aficionados.
PRODUCTION Small batch. Limited quantities.
STATE OF DISTILLATION Kentucky
BOTTLING TEST 86 proof (43% Alcohol by Volume)
INVESTIGATION American white oak barrels, charred on fire.
TASTING NOTES Notes of toasted toasted sugar with spices, sweet and smoked fruit, candied cherries and honey vanilla, remarkably elegant.