Michter’s 10yr Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Michter’s 10yr Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Michter's

  • ABV:

    46.4%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The price point does sting a bit at $160 per bottle. However, it is worthy of keeping around in your personal stash at home or for special occasions with friends.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is spicy with notes of clove, black pepper, and allspice balanced by licorice, brown sugar, caramel, and cocoa.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Is a 10-year-old rye whiskey worth $170+? That’s not for me and my limited means to say for you, but for me the answer is a solid no. Maybe half that and it would be a good deal.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Dense fudge-like flavors and lively citrus oils lead to a finish of black pepper and baking spices.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: If you’re a barrel proof freak like me, you may want to look elsewhere solely based upon the value. I would recommend to anyone to try this at a bar for a decent price, but beyond that, it may be a pass.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: This rye keeps its focus quite narrow, but the herbal punch on the finish is an unmistakable exemplar of the classic rye style. If nothing else, it’s a delightful “reference” rye that’ll be perfect in a vertical tasting.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall this is a perfectly fine rye. It's not particularly impressive, but it's not a bad rye either.
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  • Intro:

    This is the 2020 release of Michter's 10yr rye, coming to us in the form of batch 20E928. I haven't had this in some time, and definitely not this vintage, so I'm looking forward to getting into it. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Sweet apple, pear, brown sugar. Punchy rye spice, some clove and a bit of caramel.

  • Taste:

    Mild on the palate - little to no heat. Spicy rye kicks off before mellowing and giving way to apple crisp, brown sugar, some faint metallic character and a bit of clove.

  • Finish:

    Short to medium finish. Heavy on clove, a hint of rye, some brown sugar and a fruity twist sees this dram out.

  • Overall:

    Overall this is a perfectly fine rye. It's not particularly impressive, but it's not a bad rye either. I'd save your time hunting this. Get a Mic Drop instead.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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