America’s first whiskey distilling company, Michter’s rich history dates back to 1753 when a farmer in Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Valley distilled his first batch of whiskey from hardy rye. At one point a Master Distiller left his family’s well-known distillery to join Michter’s so he could be at a smaller, less cost-conscious company where he could make the finest whiskey, cost be damned. We continue this grand distilling tradition in Kentucky by never releasing our whiskeys until both our Master Distiller Willie Pratt and our panel of whiskey tasters deem them ready. In fact, our whiskey is often much older than the age statement on the label. At Michter’s we produce single barrel ryes, very small batch unblended American whiskey, very small batch bourbon, and single barrel bourbon.
First introduced to the great acclaim in the fall of 2014, Michter’s US1 Toasted Barrel Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a groundbreaking expression. It is made by taking Michter’s US1 Bourbon Whiskey and ageing it for an additional period in a second custom made barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 18 month air dried wood and then toasted, but not charred. The truly delicious and unique taste of Michter’s US1 Toasted Barrel Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey represents a remarkable achievement!
NOSE: Campfire and cinnamon.
PALATE: Rich caramel with pecan and candied fruit.
FINISH: Long with baked pears, vanilla, marshmallow.