Hailing as America's first whiskey distilling company, Michter's continually offers up some the most richly flavored American whiskies we've ever tasted and this one is no exception. An enticing nutty and slightly herbaceous nose with rich maple syrup-like flavors that finish long and powerful. This is everything you love about great bourbon, but with a shorter hem line. You simply have to have this!
Two Bottle Limit Per Customer
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.
This small-batch whiskey is a treat, butter-soft and loaded with sweet toffee and hazelnut aromas and flavors. The long finish rolls toward dry espresso and mocha flavors, pepped up with clove and cinnamon.
A complex array of scents—rancio, cedar, black cherry, and saddle leather—appear on the nose. On the bold palate, cigar leaf and mocha are gently balanced by dried apricot. There’s some wet-stone minerality on the finish that works well with a touch of caramel.