Michter’s Simply Dropped Its First Celebration Whiskey in 4 Years
Whereas the core Michter’s expressions are straightforward to seek out and reasonably priced, the distillery can be no stranger to high-priced whiskey releases. And certainly one of these, the extraordinarily limited-edition Celebration Bitter Mash Whiskey, is ready to return to the lineup subsequent month for the primary time since 2019.
Michter’s 10-, 20- and 25-year-old bourbon and rye whiskeys are all high-priced bottles, with the oldest age statements usually commanding greater than 10 grand on the secondary market. Celebration Bitter Mash Whiskey has an SRP of $6,000, however you’ll probably discover it for double or triple that on-line—supplied you may really discover one of many 328 bottles which can be being launched of this 112.8-proof mix. This expression was first launched in 2013, and Michter’s president Joseph J. Magliocco has been happy with the outcomes. “It’s been gratifying to see how whiskeys made in the USA have garnered elevated respect and recognition each at house and overseas over the previous decade,” he mentioned in a press release.
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The 2022 version was meant to be launched in final 12 months, however in accordance with Michter’s provide chain points resulted within the packaging being delayed so the distillery is launching the whiskey this February. The brand new version is a mix of just some barrels of bourbon and rye with an age vary from 12 to greater than 30 years previous. “That is the second time that I’ve had the glory of working with our group to provide a Michter’s Celebration launch,” mentioned grasp distiller Dan McKee in a press launch. “This version incorporates whiskeys personally chosen by me from seven extraordinary barrels: three of them Kentucky straight bourbon and 4 of them Kentucky straight rye.” Grasp of maturation Andrea Wilson is simply as obsessed with it. “This whiskey is an exploratory journey of aged bourbons and ryes blended to perfection that leaves your palate smitten by its daring class,” she mentioned.
Every bottle is available in a specifically designed present field with a drawer that slides out below the bottle containing a letter signed by McKee. Now we have not had an opportunity to do that rarified whiskey, however the official tasting notes element engaging flavors of wealthy caramel, orange citrus, vanilla bean, honey, milk chocolate and molasses. Feels like this is perhaps an excellent after-dinner whiskey—for that particular celebration, after all.
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