Michter’s Single Barrel US*1 Straight Rye

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Michter’s Single Barrel US*1 Straight Rye


Michter’s is a Non Producing Distiller……
Master distiller Willy Pratt doesn’t distill…..
But anyway, it’s really good stuff……
Spicy with peppery notes, citrus, butterscotch, oak.

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Product Description

According to the United States government, rye whiskey sold in the United States must meet these requirements:

•Made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% rye.
•Aged in new charred-oak barrels.
•Distilled to no more than 160 proof, or 80% alcohol by volume (ABV). In practice, most rye is distilled out at a lower proof than this.
•Entered into the barrel for aging at a proof no higher than 125 (62.5% ABV).
•Bottled at no less than 80 proof (40% ABV).

Rye needs to be, as noted, 51% rye. The remaining 49% includes other grains. Usually, those grains include corn, wheat, malted rye, and malted barley, in any combination. Some distilleries, though, have experimented with rice, oats, and other grains. In ryes from large producers, though, the proportions are typically about 51% rye, 39% corn, and 10% malted barley.

Like bourbon, the rules on rye require the use of new charred-oak barrels. This allows the barrel to impart more of its own flavors of oak, caramel, and vanilla into the whiskey than you get with Scotch, which generally uses second-hand barrels.

Straight rye must meet all the legal requirements of regular rye, but it has a couple of extra requirements that regular rye lacks:
•Straight rye must be aged at least two years. If it is aged less than four years, the bottle must carry an age statement. The corollary to this is, if a bottle labeled “straight rye” carries no age statement, the whiskey is aged at least four years. (Some straight ryes aged longer than four years carry age statements. This is mainly for marketing purposes, but if you prefer older whiskeys, you may find it informative.)
•Straight rye may contain no added colorings, flavorings, or additional spirits.
•If a straight rye carries an age statement, it carries the age of the youngest whiskey in the bottle. In other words, if a distillery blends several barrels of rye to make a batch for bottling, the age on the bottle refers to the whiskey from the youngest barrel. Some whiskey may be older.