Michter’s Double Barreled Bourbon A Toasty Offering

By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / September 29, 2014

Michters Toasted BarrelMichter’s Distillery, located in the bourbon belt of Louisville, Kentucky, is known for releasing some interesting American whiskies. One of the latest, said to be available on a limited basis, is its new US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon.

The distillery said for this bottling it barrel aged its usual bourbon to full maturation and then transferred it to a special custom barrel for finishing. What makes this particular barrel so special is that while it was constructed from wood staves that have been cured by 18 months of air-drying, it was toasted for a precise amount of time, but never charred like a typical bourbon barrel.

Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon, bottled at 45.7% ABV, prices for around $48. It has proved pretty popular at retail so far, selling out on at least one craft spirits website. There should still be at least a few bottles floating around out there though if this type of double barreled bourbon appeals to your palate.

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