MICHTER’S LIMITED EDITION US*1 TOASTED BARREL FINISH RYE LANDS IN THE UK
Michter’s highly sought-after US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye 2020 release has arrived in the UK, distributed exclusively by Speciality Brands.
This release is a great favourite amongst whiskey enthusiasts globally. As with all of Michter’s limited production whiskeys these are subject to allocation, with only a few bottles of US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye available at selected retailers in the UK.
“The reception that our Toasted Barrel Finish whiskeys have received is a result of tremendously focused work done by our production team led by Master Distiller Dan McKee and Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. Despite the continuing shortages across all our whiskey stocks, we really wanted to make some of our rye available for this special release,” says Joseph J. Magliocco, Michter’s President.
Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is made by taking fully matured Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye at barrel strength and then further aging it in a second custom barrel made to the specifications set by Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson.
Andrea Wilson comments, “For this release, we selected rye barrels aged to peak quality and then dumped each single barrel into a second barrel assembled from 24 month naturally seasoned and air dried wood. The second barrel was custom toasted to create a rich and decadent rye whiskey experience.”
The strength of the majority of the barrels selected for this release ranges from 53.6 to 55.6% ABV. The rye whiskey displays enhanced spice notes, delicate chocolate overtones, vanilla, honey, hints of roasted nuts and dates. It has a lingering finish of burnt brown sugar reminiscent of crème brûlée complemented by smokey campfire highlights.
Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye, 70cl, RRP £98 is available nationwide at selected retailers.