Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Michter's offers a range of highly acclaimed, super-premium Ryes, Bourbons, and American Whiskeys.
The US*1 expressions honour Michter's heritage and consist of some of the finest small batch whiskeys available today. Distilled to Master Distiller Willie Pratt's exacting specifications, the US*1 range is only released when Willie and the Michter's tasting panel deem it ready.
Michter's No.1 Sour Mash
During the 1970's and 1980's, Michter's Original Sour Mash Whiskey was the distillery's single most popular product.
While the "Sour Mash" moniker originated from the whiskey production process of the same name, whereby some previously fermented mash is used as the starter for the new mash to be fermented, much like making sourdough bread, Michter's Original Sour Mash earned distinction for its unique taste.
After disappearing from the market in 1989, Michter's Original Sour Mash Whiskey made a triumphant return in 2012 and remains true to the profile and palate of its predecessor.
Nose: Fruity on the nose, with raisins, currants and sultanas, as well as apple crumble and baked bread aromas, but not overblown.
Palate: Much more generous on the palate, waves of fruit and spice. Rich, sweet spices coupled with dried fruit and Earl Grey tea. Very full-flavoured and moreish.
Finish: Good balance between dried fruit and spices.