Michter’s to Release US*1 Barrel Strength Rye


March 4, 2024

Michter's US*1 Rye Barrel Strength bottle

Michter’s announced the release of its limited edition US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye. The last bottling of this whiskey took place in 2022.

“I am excited that our Master Distiller Dan McKee and our Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson felt that this whiskey is ready,” Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco said in a news release. “This rye is really special.”

Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is a single barrel product, and the average proof of the barrels in this 2024 release is 110.2 proof (55.1% ABV).

“It’s enormously expensive for us to barrel our distillate at the lower entry proof of 103 vs the permissible 125 entry proof, but the result, as this product shows, is a richer and more complex whiskey,” McKee said.

A Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Famer, Wilson has an affinity for great rye whiskey, and US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is one of her favorites. According to her, “The Barrel Strength Rye is a smooth, beautifully balanced, and bold journey of flavor through sweet, savory, and spice characters that is a delight to the senses and a joy to drink.”

The suggested retail price in the United States is $110 for a 750ml bottle of Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye.

The Michter’s portfolio includes bourbon, rye, sour mash whiskey, and American whiskey. 

For more information about Michter’s, visit michters.com.