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Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye Will Hit Shelves In September

Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye

Michter’s has announced it will be releasing its US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye in September.

“We released the first toasted barrel whiskey of any American distillery in 2014 because we loved the unique taste profile,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “At the time, we had no idea that it would create a new whiskey category for people to enjoy.”

Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson oversees the aging protocol that Michter’s Toasted Barrel Rye undergoes. “Our Master Distiller Dan McKee and I first select fully matured barrels of our US*1 Rye,” she explained. “Then we transfer each of those rye barrels for finishing into a second barrel, made of special wood naturally air-dried and seasoned outdoors for 24 months and toasted to our specifications, but not charred. The Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is designed to showcase the beautiful extractives from a toasted only finish barrel that impart remarkable character and contribute to an exceptional experience.”

According to Master Distiller McKee, the average barrel proof for the toasted rye barrels bottled for this release is 108.9 proof (54.45% ABV). The suggested retail price of Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is $120 pwe 750ml bottle in the U.S.

For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.

In January, Michter’s released their first Celebration Sour Mash since 2019.