Michter’s Distillery, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is releasing a new, innovative American whiskey US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon on a limited basis.
Michter’s has a rich and long legacy of offering traditional American whiskys of uncompromising quality. With each offering aged to its peak maturity, Michter’s highly acclaimed portfolio includes single barrel rye, very small batch bourbon, single barrel bourbon, unblended American whisky, and its original sour mash whiskey.
For its newest US*1 expression Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon, Michter’s has accomplished something quite novel through its particular use of two different barrels to age the bourbon. For this one-time release, Michter’s barrel ages its US*1 Bourbon as usual to full maturation and then transfers it for an additional period of time to a special custom made barrel for finishing.
Constructed from wood staves that have been cured by 18 months of air-drying, this unique finishing barrel is toasted for a precise amount of time, but never charred like a typical bourbon barrel.
According to Michter’s President Joe Magliocco, it is not a coincidence that Michter’s limited release US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon is bottled at 91.4 proof (45.7% alcohol by volume), the exact same proof as Michter’s on-going US*1 Bourbon offering.
“We wanted our loyal Michter’s customers to be able to sit down, taste each of the two US*1 Bourbon offerings at the same time, and enjoy the difference between the two.”
Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon is offered at a suggested retail price of $48 per 750 ml bottle.