Michter’s 10 Year Rye Whiskey

This whiskey is not only one of their most limited produced products but it also took a three year hiatus. It was their then Master Distiller Willie Pratt who gave the go ahead in 2014 to re-release this whiskey and how grateful are we for this decision.

The whiskey is bottled at 46.4% abv and is matured in fire charred, new American white oak barrels. Before I get into the notes, I’d like to tip my hat off to the waxer who waxed the cork of the bottle. That wax took us about 10 minutes to take off and was more secure than Fort Knox. The struggle was absolutely real and if any of you have ever struggled with get the wax of bottles out… I get you.

Nose: vanilla, sweetness and oak

Palate: vanilla, cinnamon, toffee and light pepper

Finish: smooth, sweet rye and pepper

This whiskey is absolutely fantastic! It’s very smooth with little to almost no bite. It’s lightly sweet with the right amount of cinnamon and hints of pepper. It’s a whiskey that gets a Wow! after you’ve tried it.

What makes me sad is not only knowing that it’s limited production but also that trying to find it and find it at a retail price is as hard as winning the lottery. The msrp is $160 and we purchased at a retail price of $174. We love finding these amazing bottles but we are not crazy enough to purchase these at outrageous prices.

We loved this whiskey, if we were to find it again at retail price we’d buy it again. If you too can find it at actual cost, it’s worth trying.


Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.

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