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    Need help with Michter's bottlings

    Can someone point me toward some info on Michter's rye bottlings? I wanted to know if there is a way to date the bottles or determine the origin. I've heard that older bottlings of the 10 yr. rye are very good, but I don't have any idea how to tell the difference between various bottlings.

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    Re: Need help with Michter's bottlings

    Michters is not forthcoming about the origin of their products but there are some solid opinions here about the whiskys themselves.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Need help with Michter's bottlings

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Michters is not forthcoming about the origin of their products but there are some solid opinions here about the whiskys themselves.
    One of the reasons I don't buy them.

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    Re: Need help with Michter's bottlings

    As far as I can tell this is the format they've used for the barrel number:

    yy, letter denoting month, barrel number

    So for example 13H216 is 2013, H=August, and 216 is their barrel number
    In 2012 they departed from this system and only used numeric values, e.g. 2368.
    So if you see a numeric-only barrel number it's probably 2012; otherwise the 2-digit prefix is probably the year it was bottled.

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    Re: Need help with Michter's bottlings

    As far as I can tell, everything before the 13-"letter" and 14-"letter" was great and , I suspect, was old bernheim (CoK). No way to be sure on the source, though. The 14 rye is no where near as good. I suspect it to be nice 10 year rye from BF, with no proof to back it up. I would pay $50 for it, not what they are asking.

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    Re: Need help with Michter's bottlings

    Thanks guys. I'll report back when I see the bottle.

 

 

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