Michter's Unblended American Whiskey
Age: NAS (no age statement)
Price: $40 (US)
Michter's Unblended American Whiskey is pretty unique American whiskey. The only reason that this expression is not labeled a bourbon is due to the fact that it is aged in oak barrels that previously held bourbon as opposed to virgin oak. The term "unblended" is featured to denote that there are absolutely no neutral grain spirits involved. This is 100% whiskey. The nose is sweet and rich with notes of vanilla and butterscotch candies. The palate is creamy and very smooth with more vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, just a hint of oak and some baking spices which segues into a warming and sweet finish. This expression has become very popular amongst whiskey drinking and makes for an excellent pour.