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Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye

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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's quite thick and rich, and likes a big ice cube not only to soften the heat, but also mesh the flavors together.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: You don’t expect sweetness, but it’s here, and lasting. If it has a weakness, it loses its intensity about mid-palate, but rebounds with a healthy medium-length finish.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Maybe I'd be happier with it after it spent a few more years chilling out; I just don't need that much booze in my booze, especially when it doesn't yet have the richness to balance out the burn.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and slightly sweet with molasses, black cherries, and lingering spices.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It’s a whiskey with lots of elements, facets, and complexity, moving from savory to sweet and back again. It’s a spirit that has a story to tell — and I recommend you hear it at least once.
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Complex and echoing with rounded vanilla and allspice, it stands up to plenty of dilution, and finishes on a hint of almond.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's a nice unique profile that focuses more on caramel, clove, cocoa and some nice tobacco in the profile.
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  • Intro:

    Michter's Barrel Strength is a cask strength Rye of unknown provenance but completely known pricing. I, however, like rye - especially at cask strength so I'm looking forward to giving this a go.

  • Nose:

    Brown sugar, molasses, toffee and cocoa. Tobacco, pepper, caramel. Complex, quite a bit going on.

  • Taste:

    Burnt brown sugar, heavy clove, rye spice, cocoa, tobacco, black pepper. Tons going on - creme brulee, bold rye spice, toffee and a pecan pie note on the back palate.

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    Medium, spice heavy, lots of cocoa and caramel. Root beer candies, toffee and a delightful symphony of oak, honey, caramel and baking spice.

  • Overall:

    I liked this more than I remember. It's a nice unique profile that focuses more on caramel, clove, cocoa and some nice tobacco in the profile. I don't know what it goes for $ wise but I thoroughly enjoyed the sample I had.

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