Michter’s Head to Head - Sour Mash, Shenk's and Small Batch Bourbon



Michter's Sour Mash Small Batch Whiskey

Company on Label: Michter's

Whiskey Type: American Whiskey

Mash Bill Percentages: 45% Corn, 45% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Proof: 86°

Age: NAS

Further identification: Barrel No 19K2140


Shenk's Homestead Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey

Company on Label: Michter's

Whiskey Type: American Whiskey

Mash Bill Percentages: Undisclosed

Proof: 91.2°

Age: NAS

Further identification: Batch # 20F1432, Bottle 1777 of 1807


Michter's Small Batch Bourbon

Company on Label: Michter's

Whiskey Type: Bourbon

Mash Bill Percentages: 79% Corn, 11% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Proof: 91.4°

Age: NAS (around 8 years?)

Further identification: Barrel No 20E892


 

Michter's Sour Mash Small Batch Whiskey Review:

Slight marshmallow and coffee bean on nose. Caramel, pepper, spice. Sweet fruit come out on swirl of the glass. Very mellow. Fresh sawn oak. Slight grass note. Low proof but a spice and a thin creaminess spread over tongue.


Shenk's Homestead Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey Review:

Butterscotch, citrus & heavy leather nose. Sour & toasty. Rich marshmallow nose with some citrus hints. Caramel. Way more of a rich syrupy palate with citrus fruits and oak. Dark fruit shows on finish. A clear step above the other two glasses.


Michter's Small Batch Bourbon Review:

Peanut nose... Muted. Nothing specific jumping out on this one. Maybe a light citrus fruit and leather. New found spice on tongue. Leather for sure now. Lowest (toughest) proof to taste on this flight.


 

Final Ranking: Shenks > Sour Mash > Bourbon

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