As Bourbon Hunting Season 2023 ramps up for this September, Michter’s Distillery will release its US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye next month.
Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson oversees the aging protocol that Michter’s Toasted Barrel Rye undergoes. She says, “Our Master Distiller Dan McKee and I first select fully matured barrels of our US*1 Rye. Then we transfer each of those rye barrels for finishing into a second barrel, made of special wood naturally air-dried and seasoned outdoors for 24 months and toasted to our specifications, but not charred. The Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is designed to showcase the beautiful extractives from a toasted only finish barrel that impart remarkable character and contribute to an exceptional experience.”
The average barrel proof for the toasted rye barrels bottled for this release is 108.9 (54.45% ABV).
The suggested retail price of Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is $120 for a 750-ml. bottle in the U.S.
“We released the first toasted barrel whiskey of any American distillery in 2014 because we loved the unique taste profile,” says Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “At the time, we had no idea that it would create a new whiskey category for people to enjoy.”
This follows the launch of Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash.
Following Bourbon Hunting Season 2023? Other limited releases this fall include: