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Michter's brings sought-after rye whiskey special release to UK

US distiller Michter's is bringing its sought-after US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye 2020 release to the UK.

A globally popular expression, this release from the Kentucky whisky maker will be distributed in the UK exclusively by Speciality Brands and will be available at select retailers nationwide.

Joseph J. Magliocco, Michter's president, said: "The reception that our Toasted Barrel Finish whiskeys have received is a result of tremendously focused work done by our production team, led by master distiller Dan McKee and master of maturation Andrea Wilson. 

"Despite the continuing shortages across all our whiskey stocks, we really wanted to make some of our rye available for this special release."

Andrea Wilson said: "For this release, we selected rye barrels [of Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye] aged to peak quality and then dumped each single barrel into a second barrel assembled from 24-month naturally seasoned and air-dried wood. The second barrel was custom toasted to create a rich and decadent rye whiskey experience."

The strength of the majority of barrels selected for the Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye 2020 ranges from 53.6-55.6% ABV. Michter's says the whiskey has enhanced spice notes, chocolate overtones, and hints of vanilla, honey, roasted nuts and dates.

19 January 2021 - Bethany Whymark