MICHTER’S US-1 Limited Release Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash .Matured in charred American oak casks, this limited-edition bourbon is finished in toasted, air-dried wood barrels. Michter’s US1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon is a groundbreaking whiskey expression. It is made by taking Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon and then aging it for an additional period in a second custom made barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 18-month air-dried wood and then toasted but not charred. The truly unique and delicious taste of Michter’s US1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon represents a remarkable achievement given that it is Kentucky Straight Bourbon with nothing extra added or done except placement in a second toasted barrel.
While the distillery has released Toasted Barrel Bourbon and Toasted Barrel Rye in the past, this will be the first time they’ve finished their Sour Mash Whiskey in their specially made toasted barrels. The type of toasted barrel used by Michter’s depends on the whiskey being finished inside.
“The toast profile used to finish our Toasted Barrel Sour Mash differs from both the toast profile used for our Toasted Bourbon and the toast profile used for our Toasted Barrel Strength Rye,” explains Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson in a press release this morning.
“A milder toast was chosen to enhance the toffee character of the US*1 Sour Mash and provide a hint of campfire on the finish. After evaluating different degrees of toasting, we selected a level that would provide the toasty profile people enjoy while complementing the elegance of the sour mash whiskey,” she added.