Michter’s US 1 Sour Mash Whiskey


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Michter’s US 1 Sour Mash Whiskey

Michter’s Sour Mash is a whiskey produced by Michter’s Distillery.

Michter’s Sour Mash is not labeled as a bourbon or rye, likely because the recipe doesn’t have a dominant grain (either a bourbon or rye would need at least 51% corn or rye in their mashbill, respectively).

Sour Mash refers to a process where a portion of previously fermented mash (or “backset”) is added to a new batch of mash before fermentation. This backset helps to control the pH level and maintain consistency from batch to batch, as well as contribute to the flavor profile of the whiskey.

Michter’s Sour Mash offers a unique flavor profile characterized by its balance and smoothness. It showcases notes of caramel, vanilla, toffee, and baking spices, with a hint of fruitiness. The sour mash process contributes to its overall character, adding a subtle tanginess and complexity to the whiskey.