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Bottling NameMichters
Bottled ByKentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. Bardstown,KY
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content94.4 Proof
Availability US: Available Japan: Unknown Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Unknown
Mashbill InfoSingle Barrel
Age10
Views (since 20080612) 15030
Bottling InfoOrange hue. Initial sniffings detect a delightfully floral (juniper and honeysuckle) surface perfume that overrides deeper scents of cedary oak and sweet grain mash but doesn???t conceal them completely; later inhalations feature spicy baking scents of ginger, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Palate entry is sweet, luxurious and borderline fat; midpalate is slightly smoky, resiny, semisweet and delicious. Aftertaste is long, focused, piney, woody and moderately sweet.

- Paul Pacult



Review from mrviognier (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1824, Created:20100323233618)
Purchased at:Sample Provided by Distillery
Info on this bottle:Barrel No. 3
Nose:Some toasty oak, a touch of heat, orange peel, mace, pepper. Some vanilla and marshmallow cream rounds out what comes across as a very light/faint nose.
Taste:Sweet/alcohol entry that's almost immediately interrupted by the heat. Light to medium-bodied, with notes of wood plank and resin, and a touch of orange rind.
Finish:Moderate, in length, but there's not much 'there' there. Burn integrates a bit more, but persists. All in all, the finish is short and wanting.
Overall:Not a bad bottle per se, but completely underwhelming. Could easily be mistaken for a run-of-the mill brandy, and certainly not up there with the best Bourbons.

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Review from leadbelly2550 (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1705, Created:20090928235704, Updated:20090929090534)
Purchased at:Bassin's, Washington DC
Purchased for:around 50
Info on this bottle:Barrel No. 8E-2
Nose:brown sugar/caramel are the primary for me, with other flavors hiding below the surface.
Taste:alcohol, oak barrel, dried fruit.. darker and more viscous than your average bourbon.
Finish:long, strong, and sweet.
Overall:a bottle i keep for special occasions, in part because it's so expensive, but also because it's refined, a little more penetrating than average, and tasty. there are less expensive bourbons that are just as good. better with a few ice cubes, but let them melt.

ps - to clarify, this is a kentucky-made bourbon, not the old Michter/A.H. Hirsch stocks.

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1207, Created:20080726202717, Updated:20080727111214) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Cape Cod
Nose:The color of this Bourbon is absolutely stunning, it tells a story. Subtle, soft - needs to open a tad, Kraft (soft) Caramel with the scent of clove and orange peel. Delicate.
Taste:Silky, silky smooth, unusually smooth - rather feminine along with a masculine touch, less the intimidation. Restrained. No frills. Light & delicate. A fair hit of firm rye kicks back into ones nostrils with no burn, but warmth. Clove, honey, & soft rye. Smooth and subtle.
Finish:No fancy finish... although highly refined. Sugar water meets rock candy with a subtle charm, more rye. Extremely clean with no edges. Soft, warm, with little lingering - It becomes special... and the word here is NICE.
Overall:It's a nice Bourbon

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Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 412, Created:20060318072235)
Purchased at:Bourbon's Bistro Bar
Purchased for:15.00
Info on this bottle:Single Barrel 4J-1
Proof Of this Bottle:94.4
Nose:Caramel and fine leather and spice - nutmeg, with a hint of oak wood.
Taste:Caramel and oak wood with some pepper spice and fine leather and tobacco.
Finish:Dry oak wood finish - very clean.
Overall:Nice after dinner drink neat.

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Review from abcgroup (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 235, Created:20050803175724)
Purchased at:Sigman's (Free 50ml bottle)
Info on this bottle:Barrel 3E1
Proof Of this Bottle:94
Nose:A little bit of caramel and candied nuts.

--I just took another
Taste:This bourbon has a warm flavor, kinda the way leather smells. There is also a citrus taste but it's very subtle. This is more complex than other Michter's products but not over done. It's pleasant
Finish:This bourbon has a nice sweet finish. The caramel really comes out in the finish.
Overall:Ya know, this stuff isn't bad. It's much better than their American Whiskey. I'd say it's worth trying, but only if you can find a smaller bottle. The bottle I've seen is 50 bucks usually.

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Review from Mark (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 27)
Purchased at:Sam's (during a sale)
Purchased for:$28
Info on this bottle:Michter's Barrel No. 3
Nose:It may just be me, but I dont get anything that jumps out at me like some other pours. A bit of alcohol burn seems to be most present
Taste:There is something about this whiskey that makes me think I have had it before, under a different name naturally. Not much is known about where this bourbon came from but to me it seems a Heaven Hill product. This may also be because I remember reading some time ago that Julian felt it was HH stock as well. Nonetheless, Im not getting a whole lot here again. I am not saying it is a bad whiskey by far, I have had a whole lot worse, but there isnt much of a flavor explosion going on.
Finish:A pretty quick fade leads to some alcohol burn and thats about it.
Overall:I was a bit disappointed with this bottle. After over a year of speculation as to how this whiskey would be, I think I built it up too much in my mind. This whiskey used to sell many places for $40, but I have recently seen it go up to $50. To me, it is not worth that much money. As I mentioned earlier, I got mine for under $30 during a sale. For around $25-$28, it is an ok bourbon. But seeing as how I can purchase so many other pours for under this price with a much more complex profile, I do not think I would get it again even for under $30. I have heard from many that the Michters rye is a lot better, so I think I will have to try that next. In the end, if you can have a bottle of this for under $25 and are at all curious about it, go for it. Just save yourself from the premium price this bourbon regularly carries.

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