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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s to Release its 20 Year Bourbon for the First Time in Two Years

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann and Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson have decided to release Michter’s 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon this year. The last release of this Michter’s offering occurred two years ago in November 2016. “We’re really proud of our 20 year and older offerings,” commented Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “They come from stocks that we purchased years ago, and we feel that the barrels have developed really well.” Recognizing the critical importance of rickhouse management in the aging of older whiskeys, Michter’s Distillery has the position of Master of Maturation. This is held by Andrea…


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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s Distillery announces new release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. These barrels were selected from Michter’s stocks of aging whiskeys by Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson, who assessed them with Ms. Heilmann. Shipments of the 2018 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye will begin shortly before the Fourth of July holiday as a shortage in supply of Michter’s whiskeys continues. “We have been expanding our operations, but great whiskey takes time,” commented Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “At Michter’s we’ve made a conscious decision to continue…


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LouisvilleKY-based Michter’s Distillery Affiliate Purchases 145 Acres in Washington County’s City of Springfield

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — At year-end 2017, Michter’s Distillery’s affiliate Springwater Kentucky Realty completed its purchase of 145 acres in Springfield, Kentucky, at the heart of the state’s historic Washington County. “We are excited to be expanding Michter’s operations in Springfield and Washington County. This is a wonderful community with warm people and a great heritage. The property offers rich soil and naturally filtered limestone water which are essential to producing the greatest American Whiskey. The picturesque 145 acres with its gentle rolling hills will provide a beautiful setting for our future growth,” said Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Master of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann Approves 2017 Release of 10 Year Bourbon

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Shortly after the induction of Michter’s Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt into Whisky Magazine’s Hall of Fame, Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann is celebrating with the release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon. In a ceremony held in New York on February 28th, Whisky Magazine inducted Willie Pratt as the 40th member of its Hall of Fame. The one other Hall of Fame inductee that day was Julian Van Winkle. “Willie is like a walking bourbon encyclopedia, and it’s fitting to release our 10 Year Bourbon after his Hall of Fame induction,” said Heilmann.  This marks the…


(From left to right) Andrea Wilson, Michter's Master of Maturation & Vice President - General Manager, Pamela Heilmann, Michter's Master Distiller & Vice President - Production, and Dan McKee, Michter's Distiller (PRNewsFoto/Michter's Distillery)

LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s distillery Names Pamela Heilmann Master Distiller As It Institutes Succession Plan

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Distillery is announcing promotions of senior production staff as it carries through on its succession plan. Pamela Heilmann will assume the position of Michter’s Master Distiller, previously held by Willie Pratt, who will be transitioning to a flexible schedule as Michter’s Master Distiller Emeritus. Michter’s Vice President Andrea Wilson will add the position of Master of Maturation to her duties, and Distillery Manager Dan McKee will move up to the Distiller position formerly held by Heilmann. “For some time we have been preparing for this transition,” stated Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “At…


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Louisville Ky’s Michter’s releases second offering

Michter’s Releases Its 2016 Limited Production US*1 Barrel Strength Rye LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — This Spring will mark the second time that Michter’s Distillery, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is releasing its US*1 Barrel Strength Rye. The release will be on a limited basis. A Kentucky Straight Rye, Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye is bottled at barrel strength rather than the 84.8 proof alcohol level of Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Rye.  The barrel entry proof for the product was 103 proof, a strength that Michter’s believes yields a richer, smoother product than a higher entry proof would.  After aging, the barrel…


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South Louisville Ky’s Michter’s releases new bourbon

  LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Willie Pratt has approved the release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon for sale this April. December 2015 marked the last release of Michter’s 10 Year Bourbon. “I love our 10 Year Bourbon and wish we could sell it year-round, but we just don’t have enough,” said Pratt. The suggested U.S. retail price per 750ml bottle of Michter’s 10 Year Bourbon is $120. Michter’s Distillery is located in the Shively section of Louisville, Kentucky, the heart of the American whiskey industry.  It makes highly acclaimed, limited production whiskeys that have…


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Louisville Ky distillery releases long-awaited bourbons

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Willie Pratt has approved the release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon and 20 Year Single Barrel Bourbon to the company’s distributor network for sale this December. This will mark the first release of the 2015 bottling of these two coveted expressions. Nicknamed “Dr. No” by the Michter’s sales force due to his frequent refusal to release whiskeys before he believes they have sufficiently matured, Mr. Pratt is a stickler for quality. Says Pratt, “These two bourbons were set for release at the beginning of this year, but I held them…


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New Bourbon released from Louisville distillery, but get it while you can

LOUISVILLE, Ky., — Louisville-based Michter’s Distillery is releasing the 2015 bottling of its innovative American whiskey US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon on a limited basis. Because Michter’s does not have adequate stocks to meet demand for its items, it is necessary for the company to allocate its products. Introduced to great acclaim in the Fall of 2014, Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon is a groundbreaking whiskey expression. It is made by taking Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon and then aging it for an additional period in a second custom made barrel. This second barrel is assembled from 18-month air dried…