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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Michter's Announces Release of 10 Year Old Bourbon

Michter's has announced the release of a new 10 year single-barrel bourbon beginning in May. This is their second 10 year product following the release of their 10 Year Rye in July of 2019.

The 10 year bourbon comes in at 94.4 proof (47.2% alcohol), was matured in fire-charred, new American white oak barrels, and carries a $130 price for a 750ml bottle (however, the Ohio Liquor Control is showing $111.99 at the time of publishing) and will be available in limited quantities. The tasting notes from Michter's are: Big and bold dark toffee and caramel, charred oak, maple syrup, and vanilla.

My Take

The first thing that caught my was the $130 price tag, which is a huge climb from the $40.99 price for regular Michter's bourbon. The second thing I noticed is that there wasn't much information in the press release or on their website. If I'm going to spend that amount for a bottle, I'd like to have the 'why' it's different than other bottles. For those reasons, this is one I'm going to pass on. There are a lot of cheaper varieties of Michter's I'd try before getting to their premium bottles. If you're a huge Michter's fan and want to splurge, this could be the spirit for you, but for everyone else, I think this will be a pass. 

If you see this in the wild or give it a taste, drop a comment below with your thoughts.

Source: Michter's

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