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Michter’s US★1 Sour Mash*Packaging may vary

Michter’s US★1 Sour Mash

Bourbon /43% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Product details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
43%
Tasting Notes
Cherry, Honey, Smoky, Spicy, Stone Fruit, Sweet, Toasty, Vanilla
Specialty
Kosher

Product description

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.

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  • John
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    Drizzly sent the wrong bottle.

  • Brett
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    The shop did not send this - they sent the bourbon which I do not like.

  • Kevin
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    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.

  • Rene
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    Verified Buyer

    Delicious whiskey for a great price. Shipping was super fast. I would definitely buy again.

  • Susan
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    Very smooth.

  • Edwin F.
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    This is the second bottle of Michter's Sour Mash bourbon, and I never fails to satisfy. Great bourbon!

FAQs

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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