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Michter's latest release "Toasted Barrel Sour Mash" is a new addition to their toasted barrel series. Michter's toasted process is similar to double oaked (sound familiar?) Starting back in 2014, they released their first toasted barrel of their US-1 bourbon mashbill and have since also released a rye version last year and now this years sour mash edition.
I love the cylinder shape of the flagship Michter's bottles. They look very nice on a bar and visually entice you to try them out so its nice to see the toasted barrel bottles keep that shape.
Gave myself about a 2 finger pour of the sour mash. Upon nuzzling the glass you are slowly hit with a pie crust, graham cracker aroma, with a slight hint of vanilla on the end. Swirling the glass leaves a thick oily drip to rest.
On the palate this medium body pour carries a slight sweetness that turns somewhat minty on the end.
The finish sticks around for a bit and remains on the minty side with a little bit of pine.
Overall this is a really solid sipper but at 86 proof that is really not a surprise. My qualms are with how the nose didn't really follow through to the taste. The minty finish is a little confusing but going in with no expectations this is a bottle you could share with anyone and they wouldn't mind finishing the pour. These bottles are a limited release each year so be sure to check your local stores sooner rather than later!
Bardstown Bourbon Fusion #1
Bardstown Bourbon Co. Fusion #1 is a 40% blend of a 11 yr 74% corn sourced kentucky whiskey, 18% blend of their own wheated bourbon and 42% blend of their own high-rye.
I was given the pleasant opportunity to get a bottle of Bardstown Bourbon Cos new Fusion #1. I will be posting up my full review on this special bottle from a new upcoming craft whiskey distillery in the coming days. Stay Tuned!
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