Michter’s releases a 10-year-old single barrel bourbon in very limited quantities. Their 2017 release of the 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon is out now: It also marks one of the first special releases of a Michter’s bourbon from Master Distiller Pam Heilmann. Upon her promotion at Michter’s in 2016, she became the first woman to serve as a Master Distiller at a Kentucky Distiller’s Association distillery since prohibition.
93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Dark amber color, strongly and sweetly aromatic with hints of cigar tobacco and allspice. Pleasant, deep toffee flavors almost threaten to turn sweet, but the finish is brisk, brief and dry. Medium body.
90 Points Whisky Advocate - This rye has a lot going on. The palate ranges from herbs, caramel, cotton candy, honeysuckle, and rose petals, to chocolate, malt, black pepper, honey, and slightly burnt pizza crust. The whiskey sits on the palate, richly giving red fruit and pepper spice with a slight hint of banana on the end. The taste is magnificent. If the medium finish was just a little longer, this would venture into greatness.