Michter's Distillery is set to introduce its highly anticipated US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye in September. This release represents a continuation of Michter's innovative approach to whiskey-making, with the distillery being a trailblazer in the use of toasted barrels.
Michter's President, Joseph J. Magliocco, reflected on their journey into the world of toasted barrel whiskey, stating, "We released the first toasted barrel whiskey of any American distillery in 2014 because we loved the unique taste profile. At the time, we had no idea that it would create a new whiskey category for people to enjoy."
The meticulous craftsmanship behind Michter's Toasted Barrel Rye is overseen by their Master of Maturation, Andrea Wilson. Wilson explained the aging protocol, saying, "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."
Master Distiller Dan McKee provided insights into the profile of this exceptional rye whiskey, noting, "The average barrel proof for the toasted rye barrels bottled for this release is 108.9 (54.45% ABV)." Michter's Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is expected to retail for $120 per 750ml bottle in the United States. McKee praised the whiskey, saying, "I enjoy rye in general, and this Toasted Rye in particular is a full-throttle flavor experience."
Michter's Distillery boasts a rich heritage of offering traditional American whiskeys renowned for their uncompromising quality. Their limited production offerings, including bourbon, rye, sour mash whiskey, and American whiskey, are aged to perfection. Notably, in a global survey conducted in October 2022, Michter's was named the Most Admired American Whiskey. Furthermore, in January 2023, Drinks International's Annual Brands Report ranked Michter's as the #1 Top Trending American Whiskey brand.
For additional information about Michter's and its portfolio of exceptional whiskeys, please visit www.michters.com.
About Michter's Distillery
Michter's Distillery, with its roots deeply embedded in American whiskey history, stands as a beacon of uncompromising quality and innovation. Established in the late 20th century, this distillery has become a celebrated name among whiskey connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. Michter's commitment to crafting exceptional traditional American whiskeys has earned it a revered place in the industry.
One of the hallmarks of Michter's approach is its dedication to pushing the boundaries of whiskey-making. The introduction of the US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is a testament to this spirit of innovation. Michter's was at the forefront of using toasted barrels, a pioneering move that has since influenced the whiskey landscape.
Under the guidance of Master Distiller Dan McKee and Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, Michter's whiskeys undergo a meticulous aging process, ensuring that each offering reaches its peak maturity. From bourbon and rye to sour mash whiskey and American whiskey, Michter's portfolio is a testament to their unwavering commitment to craftsmanship.
Recognition and accolades have followed Michter's on its journey, with prestigious titles such as the Most Admired American Whiskey and the #1 Top Trending American Whiskey brand. These honors underscore the distillery's standing as a trailblazer and a cherished name in the world of American whiskey, known for delivering an exceptional and memorable tasting experience.