Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon: Review

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45.7 alcohol/Vol 91.4 Proof Batch #17C449

I like the Michter’s story of resurrecting a distillery in Kentucky.  I like the Michter’s storying being tied by to 1753.  I really like the still logo.  This product was brought back to life in the 1990s, so they have production history.  This bottle is good, but I’ve had others in the product line that I’ve liked better.  With no age statement on the bottle, you’re not sure what you’re getting.


I like the honey color in the glass.


The nose is soft and inviting with oak, corn, and dried fruit scents.


The first sip is warm and sweet with the primary taste being honey coated corn.  Additional sips release some mild vanilla and pepper notes.  This bourbon is light and pleasant, just lacking strong multilayered flavors that belong to some of our higher rated pours.  The finish is dried fruit, raisins, and pepper.  I believe it’s the peppered raisin flavor that loses me, not my favorite finish.  Priced at a $45 bottle, there’s other buys that I enjoy more.

Rating: 🥃🥃


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