Michter's US 1 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is made from a mash comprised primarily of fresh, plump rye grains. Once the grains are harvested, they are sheared so that during fermentation, the grains are saturated with more flavor. After the grains have been fermented, they are distilled through a copper-pot still before being matured in charred, American oak barrels. The barrels are allowed to rest in a heat-cycled warehouse, which forces the wood to expand and contract as the temperature rises and falls. This heat cycling causes the whiskey and wood to mingle with each other and contributes notes of marmalade and light caramel to the rye. Once Willie Pratt - Michter's Master Distiller - determines that the rye has reached its peak flavor, each bottle is filled and sealed by hand. Michter's US 1 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey has an aroma of spices, dark fruits, rye bread, and vanilla. The aroma gives way to notes of citrus, baked goods, cinnamon, and caramel on the palate, which complement touches of herbs and toast. The finish, which is both sweet and warming, ends with a touch of caramel. Ideal neat or in cocktails, every bottle comes from a single barrel – a unique attribute reflecting their extraordinary commitment to offering Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey of the highest quality at every level of the Michter's range. Enjoy!