While the Michter's team distills according to tried and true Kentucky practices, it continually experiments as it pursues the goal of making the greatest American whiskeys. Following years of research on different barrel finishes, the Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Rye is here. The Michter's Straight Rye is taken at barrel strength and aged for an additional period in a second custom barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 24 month air dried wood and then toasted by not charred. The result is a unique Rye whiskey.