Michter's 10 year old Single Barrel Bourbon (Barrel #17B302), 47.2%

Price: $120 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

Initially there's a lot going on. Bakery confectionary meets spice rack, followed by dried oak, toasted oak, covered baked apples, canned peaches, and dried apricot. Then tobacco and leather strike before mouth-coating butterscotch and vanilla icing. Once these notes dissipate, lighter baked fruits and jams walk this into a medium finish. While good, this whiskey could have been great if it maintained its initial complexity.