Michter’s will launch 2023’s US*1 Toasted Barrel End Rye in September, based on a Tuesday press launch.
Come subsequent month, the restricted launch shall be offered within the U.S. at a advised retail value of $120 for a 750ml bottle. Should you’re conversant in earlier releases of the bottle — which at present run for $400 and larger — you’ll know these bottles usually promote (and incur worth) shortly.
The common barrel proof for the toasted rye bottled for this launch is 108.9 (or 54.45 p.c ABV) based on Michter’s grasp distiller Dam McKee. The Michter’s Toasted Barrel Rye undergoes a particular ageing protocol that’s overseen by the model’s grasp of maturation, Andrea Wilson. She works with McKee to pick out the absolutely matured barrels of the US*1 Rye and switch them right into a second barrel for ending. The second barrel is fabricated from particular, naturally air-dried wooden that’s seasoned outside for twenty-four months and toasted — not charred — to the distillery’s specs.
“The Toasted Barrel End Rye is designed to showcase the attractive extractives from a toasted-only end barrel that impart outstanding character and contribute to an distinctive expertise,” says Wilson.
Whereas the historic Louisville-based distillery is rooted in custom, it continuously experiments to discover new kinds of whiskey. In reference to the specialty toasted barrel model, Michter’s president Joseph J. Magliocco mentioned within the launch: “We launched the primary toasted barrel whiskey of any American distillery in 2014 as a result of we beloved the distinctive style profile. On the time, we had no concept that it might create a brand new whiskey class for folks to get pleasure from.”