Michter’s has launched one of its oldest releases ever with the arrival of the Michter’s 25 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
There are bourbons you might splash into a Manhattan, and there are bourbons you might covet, you might daydream about during your work day, and you sure as hell will make plans for. American distillery Michter’s knows a thing or two about the latter.
Originally known as Shenk’s and later as Bomberger’s, the whiskey company which eventually became known as Michter’s was in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in 1753 and became so famous for its whisky, crafted from rye grain grown in the Pennsylvania Blue Mountain Valley, that during the Revolutionary War, General George Washington visited the distillery and purchased enough firewater to fortify his men as they hunkered down for the long, brutal winter at Valley Forge.
Fresh from topping the list of most admired whiskey brands in the world, Michter’s has created the latter in all its glory with the release of its latest 25 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a spirit that you’ll want to keep under lock and key and only bring out to celebrate truly special moments.
One of the distillery’s rarest releases ever, the Michter’s 25 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon was distilled from a specially selected mashbill, then matured to absolute perfection for over a quarter of a century in specially chosen, new charred American white oak barrels personally selected by Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee and Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson.
Perfect for budding collectors, this exceptionally flavourful bourbon promises sippers a wonderful journey with its transition through sweet and savoury depth, world spices, dark chocolates, fruit characters and nut oils sans the overly oaked, dusty old whiskey character you sometimes get from older spirits. Wilson describes the experience as “almost as if you are eating through a box of fine chocolates. It is an exceptional whiskey for an exceptional achievement in the whiskey world.”
Look out for touches of molasses, followed by holiday spices, chocolate, smoke-roasted nuts, dried fruit, melted butter and vanilla on the palate. Michter’s highly acclaimed portfolio also includes bourbon, rye, sour mash whiskey, and American whiskey.
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