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.
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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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.
Sweet apple, pear, brown sugar. Punchy rye spice, some clove and a bit of caramel.
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.
Short to medium finish. Heavy on clove, a hint of rye, some brown sugar and a fruity twist sees this dram out.
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.
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