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Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash Whiskey 700ml

Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash Whiskey 700ml

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Michter's, a renowned American whiskey company, has a rich history dating back to 1753 when Swiss Mennonite farmer John Shenk founded the distillery in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania. Shenk's whiskey was made from rye grain, which was a favourite local crop in the Pennsylvania Blue Mountain Valley where the distillery was located. During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington purchased whiskey from Shenk's to fortify his men as they hunkered down in their camp through the long, brutal winter at Valley Forge. The Michter's Pennsylvania management would later say that Michter's was "the whiskey that warmed the American Revolution." In the mid-1800s, Pennsylvania Dutchman Abraham Bomberger purchased the distillery and it became known as Bomberger's. However, the passage of Prohibition in 1919 forced the distillery, along with other American spirits producers, to shut its doors to the public. Although the distillery did reopen after the repeal of Prohibition, it changed hands many times over the next few decades and frequently occupied a precarious financial position. In 1989, with the entire American whiskey industry suffering a prolonged downturn, Michter's then-owners declared bankruptcy and abandoned the premises, leaving its Pennsylvania operations in disrepair and the Michter's name seemingly lost to history. However, in the 1990s, Joseph J. Magliocco and his consultant and mentor Richard "Dick" Newman teamed up to resurrect Michter's. Magliocco and Newman made their first major strategic decision to resurrect Michter's in Kentucky, in the heart of the modern American whiskey industry, to ensure access to the best whiskey talent and resources available. Today, Michter's has three locations in Kentucky, including a 78,000 square foot distillery in the Shively section of Louisville, the architecturally significant Fort Nelson Building on Louisville's Museum Row and 205 acres of farm land in Springfield. Michter's is renowned for producing the best whiskey possible and they continue to honour the Michter's legacy by offering the greatest American whiskey. Michter's has come a long way since its early years in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania and its resurgence in Kentucky is a testament to the brand's commitment to quality and attention to detail.

Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash Whiskey 700ml is a small-batch, limited quantity whiskey that is distilled and bottled in Kentucky. This unique whiskey is made by taking Michter's award-winning US1 Sour Mash Whiskey and aging it for an additional period of time in a second custom-made barrel. The second barrel is assembled from 18-month air-dried wood and then toasted but not charred. Several different levels of toast for the second barrel were evaluated before Michter's production team, led by Master Distiller Dan McKee and Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, decided on the one that would best display the elegant nuances of this remarkable whiskey. Bottled at a strength of 86 proof (43% Alcohol by Volume), Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash Whiskey offers a unique flavour profile that is sure to impress any whiskey fan. On the palate, it offers toffee and buttery vanilla notes up front, with fragrant honey, milk chocolate and a hint of orange peel. Mid-palate, the toasty campfire notes appear and intensify the cherry and spice notes in this elegant whiskey. The first barrel used for aging this whiskey is fire-charred, new American white oak barrels, while the second barrel is a toasted barrel made from 18-month air-dried wood. Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Sour Mash Whiskey is a testament to the brand's commitment to quality and attention to detail. Its unique aging process and exceptional flavour profile make it a must-try for any whiskey enthusiast looking for a one-of-a-kind tasting experience.

The Fine Details
Style - American Whiskey
Country - USA
Region - Kentucky
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 43%

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