Review - Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon


Rating 4 Glasses



Tasting Notes

  • Color & Consistency: Golden honey with slowly developing skinny legs. Random comment of the night "Like little caterpillar legs" - Jeff
  • Nose: Relatively light. Subtle amounts of alcohol, cherry & vanilla
  • Taste: Not very sweet like most traditional bourbons. Oak is "IN YO' FACE!" & the tannins are more present than Elijah Craig 18 even though it's 8 years younger.
  • Finish: Peppery and very long lasting.
  • Conclusion: Batch 16 / Barrel No. 195
  • This is the first special release from Michter's new master distiller Pam Heilmann. She is the first female master distiller at a Kentucky Distillers Association distillery since prohibition. It contains every characteristic it is supposed to as a well put together and aged spirit and just does those Bourbon-y things so darned well. Not really bold in any one direction (except maybe a little extra oak) but extremely well balanced and just really good. Yearly release and definitely would buy again if we can find it.