There hasn’t been a Michter’s distillery for some time now, until this new one recently sprang to life. That means the whiskey in the bottle comes from other producers, but it doesn’t make the whiskey inside Mitcher’s Sour Mash Whiskey any less delicious. Or mysterious. There is no age statement or mashbill to glean an indication of what it’s made from, but the taste suggests it’s a mix of Bourbon and rye, both of them taking dynamic turns providing flavors and aromas. Spicy and peppery, yet sweet with cherry and an almost mulled-cider quality, it’s a thing all its own, blazing its own path, hopefully into a Manhattan cocktail near you.
Michter’s Whiskey Co., Bardstown, KY
This story appears in the print issue of December 2013.
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