Michters Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
Size: 750 ML
ABV (Proof): 42.4% (84.8 Proof)
Origin: Louisville, Kentucky
Tasting Notes: Aromas of toasted marshmallow, mint, tobacco leaf and almonds. Rye spice is apparent, but it’s overwhelmed by vanilla ice cream. Charred toastiness followed by cinnamon and clove. A long molasses sweetness and a honeyed finish
How to Enjoy: In an Old Pal or In a Vieux Carré
Michter’s likes to say its 10-year rye “continues the legacy of America’s first whiskey variety (rye) from America’s first whiskey company.” The distillery ties its history to Shenk’s, which opened in Pennsylvania in 1753 – and, no doubt, made Monongahela Rye. That distillery eventually became Bomberger which, following Prohibition and another couple of decades, became Michter’s.
Michter’s declared bankruptcy in 1989, and the name was later bought and shifted to Kentucky. So, technically, the marketing team isn’t wrong to draw that long line from 1753 Pennsylvania. Regardless, of course, what matters is the quality of the juice in the bottle today.
1.5 OZ Rye whiskey
1 OZ Dry vermouth
1 OZ Campari
Combine the whiskey, vermouth, and Campari in a cocktail mixing glass (or any other type of glass). Fill the mixing glass with 1 handful ice and stir continuously for 30 seconds.
Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
.75 OZ Rye whiskey
.75 OZ Cognac
.75 OZ Sweet Vermouth
1 to 2 Dashes Angostura bitters
1 to 2 Dashes Peychaud's Bitters
.5 OZ Bénédictine liqueur
Cherry or lemon twist, garnish
Combine the rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, bitters, and Bénédictine in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 25 seconds.
Strain in old fashioned glass (rocker). Garnish with a cherry or lemon twist.
Look fancy AF.