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Michter’s US★1 Sour Mash
Bourbon /43% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Cherry, Honey, Smoky, Spicy, Stone Fruit, Sweet, Toasty, Vanilla
Upon its being named “Whisky Of The Year” for 2019 by The Whisky Exchange, Michter’s US★1 Sour Mash Whiskey became the first whiskey made in the United States to ever achieve this honor. While the “Sour Mash” moniker originated from the whiskey production process of the same name – whereby some previously fermented mash is used as the starter for the new mash to be fermented, much like making sourdough bread – Michter’s Sour Mash earned distinction for its unique taste. With its unique grain selection, it cannot be categorized as a rye or a bourbon. Kentucky whiskey. Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels. Warm toasted burnt sugar notes with spice, sweet, smoky fruit, candied cherries, and honeyed vanilla, remarkably elegant. Starts out like a bourbon, finishes like a rye. 86 Proof Bottling Strength: 86 Proof (43% alcohol by volume) Cooperage: Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels Tasting Notes Only: Warm toasted burnt sugar notes with spice, sweet, smoky fruit, candied cherries, and honeyed vanilla, remarkably elegant. Starts out like a bourbon, finishes like a rye.View all products by Michter'sCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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The shop did not send this - they sent the bourbon which I do not like.
KevinVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
I’ve had their bourbon, I’ve had the right and this is my first time trying the sour mash. Outstanding dram, as someone else previously stated it starts like a Bourbon and ends like Rye.
ReneVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Delicious whiskey for a great price. Shipping was super fast. I would definitely buy again.
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.