MICHTER’S US 1 Sour Mash 43%
This Michter's US*1 Sour Mash is made from a blend of barley, rye and malt. This whiskey has been part of the distillery's tradition since the 70s and 80s. The palate is punctuated by notes of caramel, corn and ripe fruit. It is unique, complex and woody.
Nose: Rich and expressive. First greedy nose on salted butter and cinnamon. Lingers on cereals and dried fruits (almonds, walnuts).
Palate: Exceptional notes between bourbon and rye. To take only the best of both. Delicate vanilla, greedy fruitiness, maintained oak, fine cinnamon, spicy pepper.
Finish: A successful finish: the best notes of cereals, bourbon vanilla and fine spices emerge. It is punctuated by notes of caramel, corn and ripe fruit. It is unique, complex and woody.
This whisky company Originally known as Shenk's was founded in 1753 in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, by John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer. In the early days, Shenk's produced whiskey from rye grains, advocating the local harvest in the Pennsylvania Blue Mountain Valley where the distillery was located.
Also known as Bomberger's for many decades, until the 1950s when Lou Forman, one of the owners of the distillery at the time, created the modern brand name Michter's by combining parts of the names of his sons - Michael and Peter. But financial troubles, prohibition and many successions had a damming effect on the business and 1989 Michter's owners declared bankruptcy and abandoned its location in Pennsylvania.
In the 1990s, Joseph J. Magliocco and his consultant and mentor Richard "Dick" Newman teamed up to resuscitate Michter's. Today Michter's has three locations in Kentucky - a distillery in the Shively section of Louisville, the Fort Nelson Building on Louisville's Museum Row, and farmland in Springfield. They are among those who produce the best American whiskeys, without compromising on investment, where the bottling choices are often limited.
- United States