Michter's 10 year old Single Barrel Rye (Barrel #17A34), 46.4%

Price: $150 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

On the nose, a tapestry of candied fruit, dark caramel, and molasses. Then it's herbs, ocean air, oak, fruit, roasted peanuts, pecan pie, and pie crust in the oven. Nuanced vanilla appears, but prominent black licorice, leather, burnt pumpkin bread, and tobacco dominate toward the end. A decently long finish gives a strong hint of bread pudding. This is definitely not your typical rye, but it sure is tasty.