My favorite bourbon
Michter's US★1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon /45.7% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Caramel, Oak, Smoky, Stone Fruit, Vanilla
- Base Ingredients
- Barley, Corn, Rye
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 ProofView all products by Michter'sCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Kirk M.Verified BuyerOct 28 2021Verified Buyer DavidVerified BuyerOct 16 2021Verified Buyer
Very nice bourbon! Not sure about the grain bill, but it’s just to my liking. Definitely buy this one again and again.
JohnMay 10 2021
ClayVerified BuyerApr 24 2021Verified Buyer
I didn’t get it, but I have heard it’s good.
Rebecca U.Verified BuyerJan 7 2021Verified Buyer
Jack B.May 30 2020
It takes me back to 1753............................................................
BryanVerified BuyerMay 18 2020Verified Buyer
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BrandonVerified BuyerApr 21 2020Verified Buyer
Do people actually write reviews for things? Just seems like so much effort
BrianVerified BuyerJun 17 2019Verified Buyer
Love Michter’s rye and bourbon. Try em both.
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.
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.
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.