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Michter's Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye
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Michter's Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye

Looking for a special gift for a rye lover? This limited release often hits between 108 to 110.8 proof, but the one we tasted soared at 114.6. Due to the high rye content, you get an initial alcohol burn and, oddly, the nose gives off a bit of rotted wood. Fortunately that dissipates into more pleasant butterscotch. The palate is where it gets fun. It has a bit of a cream soda essence with toasted marshmallow, sarsaparilla and sweet vanilla with the oak coming through quite nicely. ($75, michters.com)

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