Michter's Original Small Batch Sour Mash Whiskey
A lot of grain and malt notes, with funnel cake, moderate richness, followed by spice creeping to the back end of the palette 50-50 rye and corn. D&M Tasting Notes 9/2019.
Bright topaz color: unblemished clarity. Right off the crack of the aromatic bat, there's a high concentration of caramel corn, corn meal and breakfast cereal flakes: Secondary sniffs encounter subtle notes of dried berries, citrus zest, maple and vanilla bean. Entry is silky smooth, beany (vanilla, cocoa) and brown sugar-like: the midpalate is creamed corn sweet, caramel-like and filled with baking spices, mostly all-spice, clove and nutmeg. Finishes long, grainy sweet and nougaty. Another winner from Michter's. ****/Highly RecommendedSpirit Journal June 2013.
American greatness is making a comeback. During the 1970's and 1980's, whiskey lovers made Michter's Original Sour Mash Whiskey the distillery's most popular type. In 1989 Michter's Original Sour Mash disappeared from the marketplace until now.
December 2012 marked the first release of Michter's Original Sour Mash Whiskey in 23 years. It is made according to the traditional sour mash whiskey making process whereby some previously fermented mash is used as the starter for the new mash to be fermented. Typically in most sour mash whiskeys, this setback Åê’_ from the prior fermentation accounts for about 10 to 20 percent of the new mash to be fermented.
More than just a sour mash process whiskey, Michter's Original Sour Mash is made from a special selection of grains, barrel aged, and later on filtered according to the exacting Michter's standards.
Production: Small Batch. Limited quantities.
Bottling Strength: 86 Proof (43% Alcohol by Volume).
Cooperage: Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels.