Company on Label: Michter's
Whiskey Type: Bourbon
Mash Bill Percentages: 79% Corn, 8% Rye, 12% Malted Barley
Age: 10 Years
Further identification: Barrel No 20F1287
Nose: Citrus and smooth - not tannic - wine nose. Herbal hay note. Wow; nose is exceptional. Earthy grass & caramel/marshmallow marriage. As it opens it turns into a candied fruit medley like I sometimes will get out of a Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel. Big anise note shows up late.
Palate: Candy sweets! Cinnamon red hots, cherry syrup, and the drying presence of those smarties. Hmmm; molasses and syrupy stewed herbs. Very interesting. Oaky for sure, but balanced with a sweetness that keeps it from becoming drying past the gums. Leaning heavily on the lemongrass freight train, this doesn't evolve as rapidly as the other glass. It takes it's time, weaving a sweet and slow story together that is certainly meant to be savored. The finish is long and slow, building up from molasses and pears into a rye spice crescendo that leaves you looking forward to the next sweet sip.