Michter’s Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky often makes headlines for what they choose not to release rather than what they do release. Michter’s fans will be pleased to learn that the 2019 limited edition 20 Year Old Michter’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is being released this year.
Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco said, “It’s an elegant bourbon with lots of depth and cascading flavors.”
Magliocco was happy to share that Master Distiller Dan McKee and Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson have approved a release of Michter’s 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Older barrels in Michter’s rickhouses receive extra attention from the production team.
“We have a protocol whereby our Master Distiller Dan McKee and I taste our most mature lots of whiskey more frequently to determine peak quality,” stated Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson.
“By paying such careful attention to maturation, we wind up with 20 year plus barrels that can be really special and complex without being overly woody,” added Master Distiller Dan McKee.
Tasting notes provided by Michter’s say this release has intense notes of black cherry, rich molasses, honeysuckle, roasted pecans and toasted charred oak.
The proof of the 2019 Michter’s 20 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey release is 114.2 proof (57.1% ABV) and has a suggested retail price for a 750ml bottle is $700. It is expected to ship from Michter’s Shively Distillery to distributors and importers in November.
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