This is the 2014 release of Michter’s 20 bourbon which is bottled at 57.1% ABV.
Nose: Sweet wheat, birthday cake, damp oak, vanilla, and a healthy dose of nutmeg.
Palate: Fairly hot with intense vanilla, cake, oak, cinnamon, and pepper.
Finish: Bitter and oaky – the sweeter notes from palate drop off fast.
Rating: 90/100 – Very nice nose and avoids being overoaked which is impressive in its own right.
Value for the money: The retail on these is around $400 and secondary is $800+ – an easy pass on both fronts.