My first taste of Michter‘s was a glass poured neat from a bottle of US1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon at a bar in Kansas City. I was just getting back into whiskey following a nice run of trying some great small-batch bottles, and Michter’s quickly became a staple on my bar.
I’m not sure their newest release will find the same home, but a guy can dream, can’t he?
Meet the new 20 year
Michter’s has just approved a release of their new 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon. This 2019 bottling will start shipping early November.
“It’s an elegant bourbon with lots of depth and cascading flavors,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. 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 Wilson.
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020 recently named the 2018 release of Michter’s 20 Year Bourbon as the winner of its 16-20-year-old bourbon category. “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 McKee.
Michter’s has a rich and long legacy of offering traditional American whiskeys of uncompromising quality. With each of its limited production offerings aged to its peak maturity, Michter’s highly acclaimed portfolio includes bourbon, rye, and American whiskey.
The proof of this 2019 release is 114.2, and the suggested U.S. retail price for a 750ml bottle is $700.
If you’re lucky enough to be able to purchase a bottle of this fine juice, please feel free to share a photo with me, so I can celebrate your good fortune with you.