Issue Six Peggy Noe Stevens Recommended Susan Reigler Tastings

Michter’s – Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon

Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon
Michter’s Distillery Co.

Proof: 91.4
ABV: 45.7%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY 
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.8 

Nose: Warm caramel and creamy vanilla sprinkled with cinnamon that lingers on the nose but does not overpower. Banana and delicate red delicious apple are inviting. 

Palate: Cinnamon repeats itself on a spicy zip and then hovers beautifully around a plush caramel candy and sweet grain.  Raisin and leather notes seep through the wood sugar.

Finish: Full mouthfeel and lingering spice that is sweet and dry.

Comment: Sippin’ whiskey made to enjoy.

Susan Reigler – 8.8

Nose: Complex. Caramel, toffee and some new leather, along with pears and apples. 

Palate: Lots of caramel corn is supported by some apricots and some pepper spice. Not as complex as the nose, but very well balanced with a rich mouthfeel.

Finish: The caramel gives way to dry oak and a good dash of black pepper. The tannins linger for some time.

Comment: This is a very smooth, rich sip, which is also sturdy enough to hold up very well in any cocktail.

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