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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’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…


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LouisvilleKy Master Distiller gives OK for new Michter’s release

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the 2017 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. It will go on sale in March. This special release marks the first one by Heilmann, who in 2016 became the first woman since Prohibition to serve as Master Distiller at a Kentucky Distillers’ Association distillery. “At Michter’s, the Master Distiller assumes the ‘Dr. No’ position with its responsibility to decide if a whiskey should or should not be released,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “Pam is a great distiller with tremendous whiskey knowledge….


(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…