Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.
For years we have enjoyed Rye whiskeys produced by MGP. With the latest Rossville Union whiskey release – MGP’s first rye whiskey released under its own name – we can finally do so straight from the source. And with the Rossville Union Barrel Proof Rye, we can enjoy it straight from the source at barrel proof.
A new Basil Hayden’s release has hit the market. This time, it is is not a bourbon like the original Basil Hayden’s (8 year and then non-age stated) or the latest 10 Year Bourbon release. Instead, it is labeled as a “rye,” following the spring 2017 Basil Hayden’s Rye release, the fall 2017 Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye, and the summer 2018 Basil Hayden’s Two-by-Two Rye (which was a Rye and Bourbon blend). It is the Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye, and it is a “rum finished” 80 proof Rye from Jim Beam.
Over the past few years, we at Flight Club have been fortunate to snag (and share) both the not-so-hard-to-find continuous release 1792 products (like Full Proof, Single Barrel and Small Batch) as well as the more limited and one-off 1792 releases (High Rye, Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, just to name a few). To better educate ourselves and those who follow us, we have reviewed all of these, along with several store picks. The product line is diverse, and we have found that this diversity offers a little something for just about everyone.
One of the most interesting 1792 products to our group is the Full Proof. 1792 Full Proof is 1792’s near barrel proof offering. The name “Full Proof” signifies the 125 proof at which the spirit first entered the barrel – i.e., the barrel entry proof. 1792 is non-chill filtered. The mash bill and the aging is believed to be identical to the Single Barrel and Small Batch offerings.
Today we bring you a review of Michter’s US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey.