Michter's Barrel Stength Whiskey
Released in May 2016, this rye is only the second limited edition from the Louisville-based bottler and (now) distiller, following their Toasted Barrel Bourbon. On the nose, cedar mixes with caramel candy and cookie spice to make for an old school bakery scent. As usually is the case when you up the proof, flavors become bigger and bolder. It's a gourmet caramel candy, layered in sweet spices and with a woody, minty current running straight through it. The finish is length and sweet, but light.