Michters Sour Mash Whiskey.
Limited availability small batch whiskey.
Matured in fire charred new American white oak barrels.
Michters Sour Mash Whiskey Tasting Notes:
Rich cinnamon entry with notes of butter and almond with a peppery finish.
Mitchers Distillery Heritage can be traced back to 1753 in Pennsylvania.
Originally known as Shenk’s and later as Bomberger’s distillery. Founded by John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer, in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in 1753.
In its earliest days, Shenk’s produced whiskey from rye grain. A favorite local crop in the Pennsylvania Blue Mountain Valley where the distillery was located.
In the mid-1800s, Pennsylvania Dutchman Abraham Bomberger purchased the distillery from the Shenk family. The distillery became known for many decades as Bomberger’s.
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.
Creation of the Mitcher’s Whiskey Brand.
During the 1950s, Lou Forman, one of the distillery’s then-owners, created the modern Michter’s brand name by combining portions of his sons’ names – Michael and Peter.
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.
The Michter’s name – seemingly – lost to history … were it not for a fortuitous connection to two whiskey lovers with an abiding admiration for the old Michter’s legacy and quality.
In the 1990s, Joseph J. Magliocco and his consultant and mentor Richard “Dick” Newman teamed up to resurrect Michter’s.
Magliocco, who entered the wine and spirits industry after attending Yale College and graduating from Harvard Law School, was intimately familiar with Michter’s through his college days of imbibing and bar tending and later through his work selling Michter’s in New York.
Newman meanwhile, had an illustrious career in the whiskey business, eventually running Old Grand-Dad, Old Crow, and Old Taylor for National Distillers before becoming President and CEO of Austin Nichols, the distiller of Wild Turkey.
Magliocco and Newman after filing for the unused and abandoned Michter’s trademark, they 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 two locations in Kentucky – a 67,000 square foot distillery in the Shively section of Louisville and, currently under renovation, the architecturally significant Fort Nelson Building in downtown Louisville.