Michters Us1 Small Batch Sour Mash- Honey hue with copper or amber around the edge. Beads up in medium-width slow beads. Very candied aromas, fruity with orange and apricot, but at the same time chewy caramel, nougat with some floral notes in attendance. While the official take (Michter’s own) on the sensation is that it starts out as sweet and Bourbon-like and turns to spicy rye notes, we tasted the same things, but in the opposite direction. Begins with a lot of mouth tingle, sort of like menthol lozenge that greets you with a big spicy presence and then becomes candy-like with sparkles of fruit (cherry and orange) and honey. A touch of water reveals even more fruit. Becomes more savory as it starts to tale off with incidental sweet-fruit explosions.