Michter's 10 year old Single Barrel Straight Rye (Barrel #16A113), 46.4%

Price: $150 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

This rye has a lot going on. The palate ranges from herbs, caramel, cotton candy, honeysuckle, and rose petals, to chocolate, malt, black pepper, honey, and slightly burnt pizza crust. The whiskey sits on the palate, richly giving red fruit and pepper spice with a slight hint of banana on the end. The taste is magnificent. If the medium finish was just a little longer, this would venture into greatness.