Michter's US*1 American Whiskey 41.7% 70cl
Michter's US*1 American Whiskey 41.7% 70cl


Michter's US*1 American Whiskey 41.7% 70cl

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    Originally named 'Shenk's' and 'Bombergers', the Michter's Distillery was based in Pennysylvania and was known as one of the oldest - if not THE oldest distilleries in America. However, following it's closure in 1990, it was relaunched in 1996 when Joe Magliocco and friend Dick Newman discovered the Michter's brand had been legally abandoned. For the princely sum of $275 the pair purchased the brand rights and began sourcing whiskies from a variety of distilleries, mainly from Kentucky. Relationships were formed with the likes of KDB and Early Times, before a new distillery was opened in the state and their own spirit ran off the still in 2015.

    The US*1 mark highlights the quality and consistently that is aimed to go into every bottle. In the case of their American Whiskey the same mashbill as the Bourbon is used, but because maturation takes place in barrels that had been already previously used to mature Bourbon, it cannot be named as such.

    Using first-fill as opposed to virgin oak results in a slightly lighter flavour profile than the Bourbon, continuing to have sweet notes throughout but with more of an emphasis on vanilla cream notes. This is very much an approachable sipper which many people will enjoy, but the dialling down of the heat and spice means this is less effective in cocktails.

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