Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Michterâ€™s offers a range of highly acclaimed, super-premium Ryes, Bourbons, and American Whiskeys.
The US*1 expressions honour Michter's heritage and consist of some of the finest small batch whiskeys available today. Distilled to Master Distiller Willie Prattâ€™s exacting specifications, the US*1 range is only released when Willie and the Michter's tasting panel deem it ready.
Michterâ€™s No.1 Sour Mash
During the 1970â€™s and 1980â€™s, Michterâ€™s Original Sour Mash Whiskey was the distilleryâ€™s single most popular product.
While the â€œSour Mashâ€ moniker originated from the whiskey production process of the same name â€“ whereby some previously fermented mash is used as the starter for the new mash to be fermented, much like making sourdough bread â€“ Michterâ€™s Original Sour Mash earned distinction for its unique taste.
After disappearing from the market in 1989, Michterâ€™s Original Sour Mash Whiskey made a triumphant return in 2012 and remains true to the profile and palate of its predecessor.
Nose: Fruity on the nose, with raisins, currants and sultanas, as well as apple crumble and baked bread aromas, but not overblown.
Palate: Much more generous on the palate â€“ waves of fruit and spice. Rich, sweet spices coupled with dried fruit and Earl Grey tea. Very full-flavoured and moreish.
Finish: Good balance between dried fruit and spices.