Michter’s Distillery currently resides in Louisville, KY, but traces it’s roots to the mid 18th century Pennsylvania. Originally founded by John Shenk in Schaefferstown, PA, in 1753 it was later purchased Abraham Bomberger in the mid 19th century. Eventually, through a string of ownership changes the distillery became known as Micther’s in the 1950’s.
Finally, it went bankrupt and completely ended operations in 1989. The name Michter’s resurfaced in 2004 with operations in Kentucky and owned by Chatham Imports, Inc.
Michter’s Small Batch attempts to carry on the tradition today by declaring that they ‘produce the best whiskey, cost be damned.’ That’s a bold statement, but Michter’s is less transparent on the age or mash bill of their whiskey. They claim that it’s ready when the master distiller and panel deem it ready. However, they do detail their in-depth process fairly well. The bourbon is bottled at 91.4 proof (45.7% ABV). Without further ado, on to the Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon review.
Nose: A lovely aroma of baked goods is front and center with vanilla, cinnamon, apples and brown butter almost making you believe that a piece of streusel in front of you. The sweetness is complete with loads of caramel too..
Rich and spicy, with juicy fruit, cinnamon and clean, well-defined flavours.
Welcoming kick of black pepper, then the dried fruit stays strong.
- DrinkabilityMichter’s Small Batch Bourbon should be poured on the rocks. The ice and water allow an otherwise bashful sweetness out. The sweetness doesn’t necessarily flourish here, but rather appears enough to be taken seriously – something that it lacked neat. Drink this bourbon when you want to seem like you know what you’re doing without being pretentious.