Last year's Michter's 10-year was simply sensational. Bold flavors of caramel covered apple, nutmeg and a wintry spice. We got an umami-like quality out of this whiskey... a term we've not used to describe whiskey too often. It has a mouth-coating quality that hits all the right notes and there's no word in the traditional tasting-note lexicon to describe it.
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Michter's began distilling whiskey in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania since 1753 - that's long before Kentucky was even settled and over twenty years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The distillery changed hands several times over the next two hundred years until one Adolf H. Hirsch, a former executive of the Schenley Co., bought some aged stocks of the whiskey from the 1960's and bottled a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old under the A.H. Hirsch label - two of the most highly coveted whiskies in the last century. Unfortunately, Michter's Distillery closed in 1988 after making the only post-Prohibition pot still Bourbon in America. Today, Master Distiller Willy Pratt moved this American heritage brand to Kentucky, where he bottles rare whiskies distilled according to the Michter's tradition and high quality standards.