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Tuesday, August 23 2022 - 23:58
Michter's to Release US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey for The Second Time Ever
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

In September 2022, Michter's Distillery will release its US*1 Toasted Barrel 
Sour Mash Whiskey for sale to U.S. and export markets. This whiskey was 
released once before in 2019.

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"At Michter's we're proud of the great work done by our production team to 
create our Toasted program," commented Michter's President Joseph J. Magliocco. 
"We are always trying new things as we endeavor to make highest quality 
whiskeys, and with the 2014 release of our US*1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon we 
became the first company to offer a toasted barrel American whiskey. It's great 
to see how this new category has taken off over the past 8 years."

To make this special Toasted release, Michter's starts with fully matured 
barrels of its US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey. "The heart of this toasted product is a 
wonderful whiskey that begins on the palate like a sweet and delicious bourbon 
and then has a rye-like spice on the finish," said Michter's Master Distiller 
Dan McKee. Michter's US*1 Sour Mash is then transferred into specially toasted 
barrels for additional aging. The precise toast profile of the second barrel is 
artfully selected by Michter's Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. About her 
toast selection, Wilson observed, "The 2022 Toasted Sour Mash release takes the 
Sour Mash expression and enhances it by adding notes of smoked honey and 
gingersnap cookies accentuated by toasted oak, all while honoring the sweet and 
spicy balance of our US*1 Sour Mash.  Working on the Toasted series really 
brings forward the influence of the barrel and represents the dedication of the 
Michter's team to continuously provide exceptional whiskey."

When Michter's US*1 Sour Mash, the base of this Toasted release, was selected 
by The Whisky Exchange as "Whisky of the Year" for 2019, it marked the first 
time that any whiskey from the United States had ever achieved this honor. 
Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey is 86 proof and will sell in 
the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $100 per 750ml bottle.

Beyond its main distillery in the Shively section of Louisville, Michter's 
operations extend to two other sites in Kentucky. In Springfield, Michter's is 
farming estate grown grain on its 205-acre property, while in downtown 
Louisville, Michter's has its second distillery in the historic Fort Nelson 
Building. Situated in a prime location on West Main Street opposite Louisville 
Slugger and on the same block as the Frazier Museum, Michter's Fort Nelson 
Distillery features the legendary pot still system from Michter's Pennsylvania. 
It also has educational tours with whiskey tastings and The Bar at Fort Nelson, 
which features classic cocktails curated by spirits and cocktail historian 
David Wondrich.

Michter's makes highly acclaimed, limited production whiskeys that are subject 
to allocation because demand has exceeded supply. Michter's is renowned for its 
small batch bourbon, single barrel bourbon, single barrel rye, small batch 
American whiskey, and small batch sour mash whiskey.

In October 2021, Michter's was named the Most Admired American Whiskey in a 
survey conducted in 25 countries. In January 2022, Michter's was named the #1 
Top Trending American Whiskey brand by Drinks International in their Annual 
Brands Report.

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Contact: Joseph J. Magliocco
502-774-2300 x580

SOURCE  Michter's Distillery