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Michter’s Toasted Rye

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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: In a word, intense. It's big and unapologetic. On it's own, very bold with simple flavors. I'd recommend an ice cube or two to cool down the high proof.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Sure, the traditional way to sip whiskey is in a glass, but this one wouldn't be out of place in a favorite mug. It will make a delightful base for an Old Fashioned too.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: A drop of water offers even more complexity, with pronounced caramel chew notes developing. With or without water, a complex and long finish awaits with hints of jalapeño chocolate.
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  • Raided Score: 78
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: The sweet complexity of this spirit enhances the imbiber’s experience. The bottle is stunning and would make a great addition to any bar.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: That said, again I’d probably pick the standard US-1 Barrel Strength Rye if you put these two whiskeys side by side.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: In a world where the regular Michter's Barrel Proof rye exists, this is a pass for me, 100 out of 100 times.
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  • Intro:

    This is an extension of Michter's Toasted series - originally only offered in a bourbon release.

  • Nose:

    Fruity in a strange way. Strawberry, lemon, orange peel. Oaky, cocoa and caramel. There's an artificial splenda and mint note also. Sort of reminiscent of MM46.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, some heat. Clove, oak and tannins. Minty artificial spearmint, orange zest, pine and spruce. Very dry. You may be thinking MGP by the minty note, but I don't think this has any Indiana provenance. It's the return of the artificial splenda/mint note I get in some other products. It's strange and artificial.

  • Finish:

    Short, oaky and a total mint bomb. Artificial splenda persists.

  • Overall:

    This is a really unique pour. Unfortunately, it's not the kind of unique that tickles my palate (in a good way). In a world where the regular Michter's Barrel Proof rye exists, this is a pass for me, 100 out of 100 times.

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