Michter’s Distillery recently announced it will be releasing this month its US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey to the U.S. and export markets.
This will be the second go-round for this whiskey, as it was released once before in 2019.
“At Michter’s we’re proud of the great work done by our production team to create our Toasted program,” said Joseph J. Magliocco, Michter’s president, in a prepared statement. “We are always trying new things as we endeavor to make the highest quality whiskeys, and with the 2014 release of our US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon we became the first company to offer a toasted barrel American whiskey. It’s great to see how this new category has taken off over the past eight years.”
For this toasted release, Michter’s starts with fully matured barrels of US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey.
“The heart of this toasted product is a wonderful whiskey that begins on the palate like a sweet and delicious bourbon and then has a rye-like spice on the finish,” said Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee.
The US*1 Sour Mash is transferred into specially toasted barrels for additional aging. The precise toast profile of the second barrel is selected by Michter’s master of maturation, Andrea Wilson.
“The 2022 Toasted Sour Mash release takes the Sour Mash expression and enhances it by adding notes of smoked honey and gingersnap cookies accentuated by toasted oak, all while honoring the sweet and spicy balance of our US*1 Sour Mash,” she explained. “Working on the Toasted series really brings forward the influence of the barrel and represents the dedication of the Michter’s team to continuously provide exceptional whiskey.”
Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey clocks in at 86 proof and will sell in the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $100 per 750ml bottle.
For more information or to find out how to get a bottle, check out www.michters.com.
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