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Michter's US 1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Michter's US 1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Bourbon /45.7% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Product details

Kentucky, United States
Tasting Notes
Caramel, Oak, Smoky, Stone Fruit, Vanilla
Base Ingredients
Barley, Corn, Rye

Product description

The US★1 expressions, so named to honor Michter’s heritage harkening back to America’s first whiskey company, consist of some of the finest single barrel and truly small batch whiskeys available. Distilled to Master Distiller Dan McKee’s exacting specifications, no US★1 whiskey is ever released until Dan and the Michter’s tasting panel deems it ready. Michter’s US★1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is made from a carefully selected mashbill that features the highest quality American corn, and is then matured to the peak of perfection. Truly “small batch” each batch of our US★1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is batched in a holding tank sized to fit a maximum of twenty full barrels, leaving no margin for “blending out” imperfection and thus necessitating excellence from every barrel. Reflecting the spirit of the Bluegrass State, Michter’s US★1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is nuanced, mellow and earthy. Tasting Notes: Kentucky whiskey. Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels. Rich caramel with balanced vanilla, stone fruit notes, smoky depth, with an oak finish. 91.4 Proof

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Community reviews

4.817 Reviews
  • Natalie Simmons.
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    Only one arrived

  • Alex
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    Oh so smooth and tasty. Awesome notes of vanilla and it doesn’t even burn your nostrils taking a decent whiff. I was looking for a smooth sipping bourbon and this one definitely fits the bill.

  • Kirk M.
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    My favorite bourbon

  • David
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    Very nice bourbon! Not sure about the grain bill, but it’s just to my liking. Definitely buy this one again and again.

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  • Clay
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    I didn’t get it, but I have heard it’s good.

  • Rebecca U.
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  • Jack B.

    It takes me back to 1753............................................................

  • Bryan
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    Great deliveries

  • Christopher
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    Great whiskey


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.
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