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Buying Guide Top Ten Spring 2017: Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash

February 28th, 2017

Michter's 2016 Celebration Sour Mash_2The Spring 2017 issue of Whisky Advocate magazine hits newsstands in early March. We’re counting down the top ten highest-rated new releases as reviewed in the Whisky Advocate Buying Guide. For our Editor’s Choice, Value Pick and more great whiskies, subscribe now!

#5—Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash (bottle 108), 58.4% ABV, $5,000

A blend of three rye and three bourbon barrels ranging from 10 to 33 years old. Powerful and mouth-coating. Initially, a French bakery, with caramel, vanilla, and torched brown sugar dominating. Then, more complex notes, such as cinnamon roll, coconut, chocolate, slight hints of oak, allspice, hints of smoked paprika, chipotle, roasted almond, and Polish sweet bread. A long finish offers fruit and nutmeg. Tasty sipper at the perfect proof. —Fred Minnick

Advanced Whisky Advocate Rating: 94

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